EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System)
An Exterior Insulation and Finish System includes the following components:
- Air/Moisture Barrier:
Substrate joints receive a grid tape followed by the entire wall coated with a water resistive barrier
- EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) Foam:
Foam is available in different thicknesses and several compressive strengths to withstand different levels of impact and load
- Basecoat with a Fiberglass Mesh:
Specially woven and treated glass fiber mesh to provide strength and impact resistance embedded in a polymer modified, cementitious adhesive, and base coat.
- Synthetic/Acrylic Finish Coat:
Easy to clean and greater flexibility for crack resistance 100% acrylic-based coatings which come with integral color
EIFS is very versatile and can be used in all climates. It allows the designer greater flexibility with foam thickness, aesthetic reveals and custom foam shapes. It has insulating advantages with the EPS foam and comes in a variety of finishes and color.
Three-Coat Plaster, commonly referred to as stucco, is typically applied over lath and includes the following steps:
- Scratch Coat:
Initial coast over metal lath and has a total thickness of 3/8”
- Brown Coat:
Second coat over the scrath coat and is when the flatness and true shape of the design is achieved
- Finish Coat:
Stucco finishes vary widely according to the requirements of the design
Stucco has been around for many years and is reliable, durable and long lasting.
Sound proofing can really assist in achieving a specific STC rating. The nature of the product absorbs sound into the material. It is ideal in mass transit station approaches. It is also an integral part of most venues where acoustics are a concern. It can be applied as a spray on texture all the way to a trowel applied smooth finish depending on the specified requirements.
Venetian plaster is a lime based product that provides an elegant and high end finish. It is generally applied to drywall that has a level 5 finish. The product can be modified in color and texture and produces a one of a kind finish the will make any project unique.