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exterior insulation and finishing system

An exterior finish for a building composed of polystyrene foam covered with a synthetic stucco; this type of stucco (in contrast to traditional, porous cement-based stucco) is waterproof and is sprayed on.
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Caulking around EIFS is different from caulking a house with wood siding, Williams said.
In September, the International Code Council incorporated specific standards regarding the use of EIFS into the 2009 International Building Code and International Residential Code.
Ann Hickman, senior research analyst at the International Risk Management Institute, says that to her knowledge, AIC is the first company of its kind specifically for EIFS installers.
Because these plaintiffs must show that EIFS would have caused problems even if it had been installed correctly, these claims are more costly and difficult to pursue.
Recently the EIFS industry began using alternative substrates and application methods to address moisture problems.
"The first EIFS home I looked at was a total loss," says Golden.
EIFS consist of a layer of foam insulation, which is attached to a supporting wall, and a thin, reinforced synthetic coating system.
Indeed, some carriers have stopped insuring EIFS jobs altogether, while others have raised premiums to prohibitive levels, forcing some contractors to forgo EIFS in favor of stucco or other types of wall cladding.
Thanks to the innovative nature of the SME Initiative financial instrument based on the securitisation of existing loans and thanks to the EIBs and EIFs participation, around EUR 1.2 billion of new loans at favourable rates will be disbursed to SMEs operating in Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily.
Construction, a local plastering contractor, was hired to apply some 43,700 square feet of a mauve-colored exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) over the existing brick facade.
Contract award notice: expansion modern gallery - wrmedmmverbundsystem eifs.
Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) were developed in Europe 50 years ago, and have in the last three decades become a more popular option for both commercial and residential facilities in the United States.