In the 1990s, EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems) was a very popular substate for building. It is basically a synthetic stucco. However, problems with moisture retention and durability have curtailed its use in recent years. Not every stucco contractor is trained and equipped to repair and replace EIFS. At Stucco Repair Los Angeles, we can handle! We can diagnose the problem, and help you attack the cause and damage so that its not a recurring problem. We want you to be happy with your home or business, and not have the stress of worrying about your EIFS failing. Simply call us, and will handle the rest! EIFS repair is just one of the many services that we offer!
When done correctly, the cladding process of a property can last a very long time, but after some time, there may be a need for it to undergo a repairing process. Stucco and EIFS repair are what we do best at Stucco Repairs Los Angeles.
When it comes to stucco and EIFS, they have the probability of lasting for 100 years. Be that as it may, the surfaces they cover can become permeable. When water finds its way through cracks and holes into the underlying surface, it causes further damage to the stucco and EIFS.
Thereby leading to the looseness of the areas that can cause more significant damage.
To avoid extreme damages, the Stucco and EIFS areas that have become loose or fallen away must be repaired — removing the loose material, installing new building paper and metal lath, and applying coats of stucco repair mix. This process ensures that a building has a long lifespan.
Why Stucco Repairs Los Angeles
Over a long time, cracks and dents occur in a building due to impacts. And just like it is with any coating, when water percolates, there is a big challenge. To avoid getting to this stage, proper inspection of the property is important in order to carry out necessary repairs.
The process of Stucco and EIFS repair could be a bit challenging, as it requires working on several layers and there are not many professionals who can do a great job in that regards, that’s why Stucco Repairs Los Angeles are a trusted Stucco Repair company that renders quality service delivery every time.
The proper installation of Stucco and EIFS ensures a long-lifetime cladding that anyone could wish for but when cracks and blisters show up, their repair cannot be further delayed.
And that's why to achieve the best EIFS repair and stucco repair. Your best bet is still Stucco Repairs Los Angeles.
Here is the breakdown of what we do to at Stucco Repairs Los Angeles to ensure an EIFS and Stucco repair that befits your building:
1. Break off loose Stucco.
We ensure to remove all sorts of Stucco that are loose, through chiseling, hammering, etc. In the process, we provide that the underlying supports are not damaged.
2. Chip the edges away.
The edges of the loose Stucco are properly chipped out to ensure that there is firmness at those edges before the Stucco repair on the surface where the loose stucco has been removed.
3. Cover the exposed lath.
We trim a builder paper around the surface that has been chipped and fit it around the boundary. We fasten the paper to the lath with roofing nails; afterward we apply a second paper before the application of Stucco.
4. Mesh placement.
To ensure tightening of the exposed surface, we use a galvanized metal lath over the paper and trim it tight against the edge of the Stucco. And then more roofing nails are put through the mesh and into the wood lath.
5. Stucco Mixture
This is achieved by mixing the acrylic bonding agent to improve the adhesion of the new Stucco to the old surface.
Then, we scratch it and apply the finishing coating that makes it finally available for painting. But if need be, we can apply a second coating before painting.
Inspection for EIFS and Stucco Repair
To minimize the cost of maintenance, it is important to have your property inspected by an expert to take care of the small cracks and leaks before they become enormous and expensive to do.
The process of inspection will help you know where minor damages are and their resultant effect if repaired or left untouched. So, you can have the right info on what to do before more significant impact of leaks and cracks on your property.
Our company ensures to conduct a proper Inspection to help you deal with those little cracks before they become something big.
Our services cover the following but not limited to:
Unlike earlier applications, there are six layers to modern EIFS: