EIFS – more on EPS

February 1, 2011 | Leave a response

EIFS - more on EPS Exterior Insulation Finish Systems usually get their insulating properties from expanded polystyrene foam, or EPS. All of the components of EIFS are sold as a system and have been developed and designed for specific purposes. EPS is no different, although ...

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EIFS – Floor line joints

January 11, 2011 | Leave a response

EIFS - Floor line joints A situation may arise where a designer, home or building owner doesn't want to use joints at floor lines for aesthetic reasons. Some materials expand when faced with temperature variations, and wood is one of them. When two floors meet ...

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EIFS – How much drainage is enough

January 4, 2011 | Leave a response

EIFS - How much drainage is enough Because Exterior Insulating Finish Systems originally surfaced as a barrier system, water-resistive barriers were not required to be used in conjunction with EIFS when it first burst onto the Canadian market. EIFS seemed to function just fine as ...

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EIFS – Attaching gypsum-based sheathings

August 29, 2010 | Leave a response

EIFS - Attaching gypsum-based sheathings In Canada, EIFS is normally applied to a substrate made of gypsum-based sheathing, which then must be fastened to the supporting framing. The fasteners and methods used to apply external sheathing differ significantly from those used to install drywall on ...

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EIFS – Sealants

August 25, 2010 | Leave a response

EIFS - Sealants Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems have garnered themselves a poor reputation with regards to water intrusion. It's widely-known in the industry that these problems are caused by improper installation, and one of those forms of improper installation is not using adequate sealants or ...

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EIFS – scuppers

July 31, 2010 | Leave a response

EIFS - scuppers Scuppers are drains that penetrate through walls. They are used on decks, balconies, parapets and roofs to allow for the removal of excess water and to keep it from pooling in one space, where it may cause damage. If an exterior area ...

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Using cast stone with EIFS

June 12, 2010 | Leave a response

Using cast stone with EIFS The impact resistance of Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems is something that has evolved to significant improvement since it first became widely used in Ontario. There are several ways to increase the impact resistance of EIFS easily, but not all are ...

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