EIFS and Stucco Repair
EIFS and Stucco Repair describes the methods of repairing the exterior surfaces of buildings for longevity and aesthetics. EIFS stands for exterior insulation and finish system and describes a class of non-load bearing cladding systems that provides exterior walls with an insulated, water-resistant, finished surface in a composite material system.
When properly installed, stucco (a cement or lime-based plaster) is about as long-lasting a cladding possible—100 years is not uncommon. But when big cracks or blisters appear, the best time to make EIFS repairs is right away, before the damage grows.
What Is EIFS?
An exterior insulation and finish system is commonly referred to as EIFS by construction and building companies. An EIFS is designed to provide the exterior walls of a building with insulation and waterproofing. This insulation is made out of an integrated composite material that will help create an energy-efficient and waterproof building. EIFS are incredibly important for commercial buildings because of the size and load-bearing responsibility that most commercial buildings require. It is important to have any EIFS repairs done right away in order to limit further damage to your commercial building.
Our EIFS Repair Process
Over time it is common for exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) to begin to crack and chip because of weathering and age. When you begin to see signs of wear and tear it is vital to schedule an EIFS repair service in order to restore the original integrity of the structure. Our EIFS repair process begins with a thorough inspection of the structure and the health of the EIFS. Once the health of the structure is reviewed, our team will begin the necessary EIFS repair and restoration to return the structure to its original integrity and appearance.
EIFS vs Stucco
EIFS and traditional Stucco are often confused, which can make it difficult for EIFS repair teams to understand what the issue is with the exterior of your commercial building until they physically inspect the EIFS for themself. The main difference between EIFS and traditional Stucco is the material it is made out of. Traditional hard-coat Stucco is typically made out of a combination of cement, sand, and lime which is known to harden into an incredibly strong cement-based material. EIFS on the other hand is made up of a synthetic composite material that is softer than traditional Stucco cement.