EIFS Repair in Michigan
We service Southeast MI and Toledo Ohio
Call us at 888-407-2609 we will come out and give you a free estimate.
If you are looking for EIFS Repairs in Michigan on your home or building look no further. You found the right place. We have been doing repairs in Southeastern Michigan for nearly 30 years.
There are three types of EIFS
The barrier system – The old school barrier system was applied to a lot of housed in the 1980’s and 1990’s. It is a system that was a barrier to the elements, which worked fine except that the product terminates to many different product like windows, roofs and the like. What happened is that the windows failed, the roof was not flashed properly, the caulking failed. All these things lead to moisture getting behind the system and it was trapped there. After some time the moisture would absorb into the substrate of the home and rot it in those areas.
Mechanically fastened drainage system – This system uses a ribbed cloth paper on the substrate before attaching the eps foam. The foam is mechanically fastened with plastic washers. The idea is that the moisture will drain because of the ribs in the cloth. At the bottom where the system terminates at grade there is a started track installed with weep holes to allow moisture to drain. The problem is every screw hole makes a hole through the cloth. The screws are installed every eight inches over the entire house. Literally, thousands of holes. Honestly, we pull this system off the wall a lot.
Liquid moisture barrier drainage system – I like to call this system the Next Generation of EIFS. With this system we are putting a liquid moisture barrier over the wood before the foam is applied. This gives the wood a rubberized coat if you will. Instead of mechanically fastening the foam it is applied with adhesive. The adhesive is notch troweled on to the foam creating vertical ribs about a 1/2 inch thick and an inch and a half apart. This creates perfect channels for any moisture to drain. The starter track is at the bottom for the moisture to escape. We have not done a repair job where we pulled of the Exterior Insulation and Finish System that had liquid moisture barrier on it.
Doing it right
We only use the liquid moisture barrier system. I will say there are some cases where you have to use mechanical fasteners in certain areas that the adhesive will not stick to. Long story short if you have a EIFS Repair in Michigan specifically Southeast Michigan, Toledo Ohio give us a call. We will get the job done right. When it comes to these repairs you have to figure a trained professional already did it wrong to begin with. You do not want to hire a repair guy that is not going to fix it right.