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BobPearson
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What is the best way to report on EIFS siding when you are not real sure about the installation?
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Hey I know you! As far as EIFS I would identify it as such, and if more than about a 12-15 year old installation (old technology barrier system) I would strongly recommend a separate EIFS inspection as there could be leakage and hidden damage, and you can't tell visually. The newer systems are required to be drainage type, however, I would be really careful about inspecting around openings for evidence of water, and advise it would be prudent to have a separate EIFS specialist inspection just to be sure there are no issues.

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Exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) is a type of building exterior wall cladding system that provides exterior walls with an insulated finished surface and waterproofing in an integrated composite material system.
For more information please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exterior_insulation_finishing_system

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Mike Casey wrote:Hey I know you! As far as EIFS I would identify it as such, and if more than about a 12-15 year old installation (old technology barrier system) I would strongly recommend a separate EIFS inspection as there could be leakage and hidden damage, and you can't tell visually. The newer systems are required to be drainage type, however, I would be really careful about inspecting around openings for evidence of water, and advise it would be prudent to have a separate EIFS specialist inspection just to be sure there are no issues.

Looking forward to hearing you speak in So Cal in July.
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scotbaker wrote:
Mike Casey wrote:Hey I know you! As far as EIFS I would identify it as such, and if more than about a 12-15 year old installation (old technology barrier system) I would strongly recommend a separate EIFS inspection as there could be leakage and hidden damage, and you can't tell visually. The newer systems are required to be drainage type, however, I would be really careful about inspecting around openings for evidence of water, and advise it would be prudent to have a separate EIFS specialist inspection just to be sure there are no issues.

Looking forward to hearing you speak in So Cal in July.


Thanks! Yes, the 21st. Funny you mentioned it as I just confirmed with Eric this morning before you got up.

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Mike Casey wrote:
scotbaker wrote:
Mike Casey wrote:Hey I know you! As far as EIFS I would identify it as such, and if more than about a 12-15 year old installation (old technology barrier system) I would strongly recommend a separate EIFS inspection as there could be leakage and hidden damage, and you can't tell visually. The newer systems are required to be drainage type, however, I would be really careful about inspecting around openings for evidence of water, and advise it would be prudent to have a separate EIFS specialist inspection just to be sure there are no issues.

Looking forward to hearing you speak in So Cal in July.


Thanks! Yes, the 21st. Funny you mentioned it as I just confirmed with Eric this morning before you got up.

Before I got up? I am an old construction guy. You know work starts at 7 am.
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scotbaker wrote:
Mike Casey wrote:
scotbaker wrote:
Mike Casey wrote:Hey I know you! As far as EIFS I would identify it as such, and if more than about a 12-15 year old installation (old technology barrier system) I would strongly recommend a separate EIFS inspection as there could be leakage and hidden damage, and you can't tell visually. The newer systems are required to be drainage type, however, I would be really careful about inspecting around openings for evidence of water, and advise it would be prudent to have a separate EIFS specialist inspection just to be sure there are no issues.

Looking forward to hearing you speak in So Cal in July.


Thanks! Yes, the 21st. Funny you mentioned it as I just confirmed with Eric this morning before you got up.

Before I got up? I am an old construction guy. You know work starts at 7 am.


Just busting 'em. I knew you'd see that!

Mike Casey
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Home Inspection University
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www.MichaelCasey.com
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scotbaker
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Mike Casey wrote:
scotbaker wrote:
Mike Casey wrote:
scotbaker wrote:
Mike Casey wrote:Hey I know you! As far as EIFS I would identify it as such, and if more than about a 12-15 year old installation (old technology barrier system) I would strongly recommend a separate EIFS inspection as there could be leakage and hidden damage, and you can't tell visually. The newer systems are required to be drainage type, however, I would be really careful about inspecting around openings for evidence of water, and advise it would be prudent to have a separate EIFS specialist inspection just to be sure there are no issues.

Looking forward to hearing you speak in So Cal in July.


Thanks! Yes, the 21st. Funny you mentioned it as I just confirmed with Eric this morning before you got up.

Before I got up? I am an old construction guy. You know work starts at 7 am.


Just busting 'em. I knew you'd see that!

Love you guys here. Good times.
 
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