EIFS Stucco Repair, Melbourne, FL
The EIFS meaning Exterior Insulation and Finishing System, is the exterior cladding system that gives an eye-catching finish to the commercial or residential walls and buildings of a house. It is popularly termed as synthetic stucco and is widely accepted as exterior cladding in most countries. Much easier to install and softer than the hardcoat stucco, the EIFS repair is a lighter material than the traditional stucco. But generally, people do not understand the difference between the hardcoat stucco and the EIFS. Most often, it is simply understood as stucco in general, but actually there exists a difference, and the hardcoat stucco or the EIFS has to be installed as per the house structure and convenience.
It is easy now to determine the Stucco
Our stucco companies located at Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Cocoa are an expert in diagnosing the need and requirement of your house and make a perfect stucco installation accordingly. Apparently, both the stucco material looks similar, but whether your house is hardcoat base stucco or the EIFS is determined by a simple touch on the walls and buildings of a stucco house. The EIFS stucco sounds hollow if knocked upon the material because of its lighter texture while the hardcoat stucco sounds harder and brittle because of its hard cement base texture.
The EIFS stucco, also known as a multilayer exterior finish, has been scrupulously used after World War II in European construction as a good choice for repair of the building damages during the war. This EIFS material was first initiated at United States in the late 1960s for giving architectural structure to the commercial buildings, which eventually turned for home exterior cladding as well. The EIFS is non-porous and has layers that bind together to form a completing covering that does not breathe and consists of a water-resistant barrier.
Water traps are common
Consequently, it is not easy for moisture to get into the walls and buildings of an EIFS covering the house. But suddenly, due to constant rain or moisture or even through the lath, if water somehow manages to get trapped behind the layers, the walls and buildings of a house gradually get dented. Poor architectural detailing and oversight during EIFS installation is mostly the cause of its problem.