Impact resistance of EIFS walls

November 6, 2009 | Leave a response

Impact resistance of EIFS walls Building and home walls generally do not require much impact resistance. There are few situations where an object is actually going to hurl itself at an exterior wall with enough force to damage it. That said, it can still happen ...

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Aesthetic Problems with EIFS

October 9, 2009 | Leave a response

Aesthetic Problems with EIFS Sometimes, your kids will decide to wait until the new Exterior Insulation Finishing System is freshly clad before carelessly shooting an official NHL hockey puck directly at it, leaving a dent. The EIFS is then patched up and back to full-strength, ...

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The installation of EIFS near grade

August 28, 2009 | Leave a response

The installation of EIFS near grade Damaging problems can arise when EIFS are installed below grade, or below the ground, but what about when they're only installed near grade? Buildings tend to begin at the ground, and therefore the EIFS might too, depending on design ...

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August 14, 2009 | Leave a response

Delamination Expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) has melting point of 165°F, or about 73°C. When the foam melts, it may not necessarily liquify (although if faced with direct heat like that of a fire it will), but it tends to shrink, which will cause it to ...

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EIFS vs. Stucco and switching over

July 31, 2009 | Leave a response

EIFS vs. Stucco and switching over Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems are often associated with or described as stucco-like. In many cases they look quite similar, and EIFS are referred to as "synthetic stucco". Plaster Stucco Stucco is hard, and sounds solid when tapped. Stucco may ...

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