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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Why EIFS are not a do-it-yourself project

May 22, 2010 | Leave a response

Why EIFS are not a do-it-yourself project In the mid-1990s, Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems were frequently in the news because of significant moisture-related issues that were affecting homes in the United States. While these issues were primarily concentrated in North Carolina, EIFS other areas and ...

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