The beauty of EIFS

EIFS rot
EIFS durability
Here is a photo from an EIFS tear off we did in 2001.
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Pencil poked into flimsy EIFS. It didn't even break the point ! Who could take pride in putting this stuff on the wall ?

                                            Drainable EIFS

How to apply drianable EIFS
installing drainable EIFS
New generation drainable EIFS is torn off after 4 years. Please click here or on the picture for more. Please click here or on the picture for more.
EIFS on wood framing
how to apply EIFS
5 year old drainable EIFS torn off in Takoma Park, Maryland.
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Studs removed and replaced
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Removing EIFS
No rot, but Eifs removed and stucco applyed.

We found a garden spade is the best tool for tearing off EIFS. First the plastic cloth can be slit
with the spade and peeled off like an orange.
The foam is then easily scraped off.

birds in dryvit
Birds like EIFS. Whenever you see a round hole in EIFS, about an inch and a half in diameter, it usually is a sparrow hole. Contrary to popular belief, these aren't woodpeckers. This particular house had 22
birds nests in the dryvit before we tore it off.

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EIFS installation
Apply dryvit
Photo above shows the igloo effect. Usually this indicates the studs have gotten wet and warped or sagged.
More igloo effect on this chimney.
dryvit panel
Electrical panel falls off the rotten sheathing on
this recently built EIFS house and has to be supported with 2 by 4's and duct tape.

Links:
            Charlie McMillon's great site which trailed off about 2002, is archived here on the
            HADD site, homeowners against defective dwellings.

            A judge in Norfolk Virginia rules, "the patented Outsulation "system" consisting of the method of
            application and the component parts, is intrinsically defective and thus, is not merchantable.
            Click here for more about EIFS litigation.