What is EIFS?
EIFS stands for “Engineered Insulating Finishing Systems.” A popular type of stucco several decades ago, EIFS has gone the way of asbestos and lead-based paint. The older, barrier EIFS is not an ideal form of residential stucco because it doesn’t allow for proper drainage, creating rot and mold problems.
How do you know whether you have barrier EIFS?
Give us a call and we'll come and check it out for you at no charge. To do it yourself, check for flashings around your doors and windows. If none is present and your synthetic stucco abuts the frame, you have barrier EIFS and should seriously consider replacing it.
What can you do about it?
Because this is such a prevalent issue, our staff at Spring Construction have years of experience with replacing it with its better-quality, hardcoat stucco counterpart. We’ll install the proper flashings and drainage techniques to get the most out of your stucco and make it last for years to come! Give us a call today for your free estimate!