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EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes

EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes

How to Minimize Stucco Cracking

How to Minimize Stucco Cracking

By on Mar 12, 2021 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

Stucco will crack when the imposed tensile stresses exceed the tensile strength of the stucco and lath combination. Tensile stresses are caused primarily by shrinkage of the stucco during the curing process. Shrinkage of stucco has been studied over the years and is well documented. It is impossible to eliminate all stucco cracking. Hopefully all of these points are...

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Birmingham Alabama EIFS And Stucco Home Buyers And Sellers

Birmingham Alabama EIFS And Stucco Home Buyers And Sellers

By on Dec 7, 2020 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

MoistureFree Warranty spent months and thousands of dollars to be in compliance with the Alabama Department of Insurance. Birmingham Dryvit EIFS and Stucco home buyers and sellers beware of companies or individuals purporting to offer a stucco bond or a stucco warranty in the State of Alabama. A stucco bond is a guarantee on work performed, a stucco warranty is...

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Kansas City EIFS And Stucco Home Buyers And Sellers

By on Apr 20, 2020 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

MoistureFree Warranty spent months and thousands of dollars to be in compliance with the Kansas & Missoruri Department of Insurance. Kansas Dryvit EIFS and Stucco home buyers and sellers beware of companies or individuals purporting to offer a stucco bond or a stucco warranty in the state of Kansas and Missouri. There are absolutely no stucco bonds, and the only...

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Windows Leak – Problem 3

Windows Leak – Problem 3

By on Jul 16, 2018 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

Improper or Missing Perimeter Sealing Wood windows present the most significant remediation problems. Double-hung wood windows are common in EIFS homes and fail at the highest rate of any type of window. The average EIFS-clad home in the United States has 31 window units. High moisture readings associated with windows occur in fewer than 1 of every 8 window units on...

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Windows Leak – Problem 3

Windows Leak – Problem 2

By on Jul 6, 2018 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

Poor Window Design And Components Many window manufacturers still use soft, untreated wood components in their windows. Once the moisture makes it to this wood, rot can happen quickly. This new window was installed in a $1 million home in 2003. The miter joint was already partially compromised at the time it was installed. The rough opening preparation is also...

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