Artificial stucco, or EIFS, is a product used on home exteriors throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the northeast. However, many homeowners encounter synthetic stucco problems resulting from improper installation or the properties of the material. In today’s post, we discuss common EIFS construction problems that can damage your home. The stucco remediation team from Ai Restoration can help fix problems caused by moisture damage and mold.
Damage to Wood
EIFS stucco’s makeup makes it desirable for energy efficiency, but can also lead to trapped moisture. Even a tiny crack will allow water to get behind the stucco. Other issues that lead to water damage include improperly installed flashings, improper joints where the EIFS and other materials meet, and improper joints near penetration areas. Water has no way to get out from behind EIFS stucco. When the moisture level is above 20 percent, you will start to see problems with wood decay on your home exterior. The structure of a home can suffer serious damage if the EIFS stucco is not repaired.
Growth of Mold and Mildew
No one wants to discover mold and mildew anywhere in their home. When water or moisture gets trapped behind EIFS stucco and is not resolved quickly, it can quickly lead to the growth of mold and mildew. This can happen both on interior walls and beneath, on the home’s base walls.
It’s not uncommon for homes dealing with EIFS construction problems to have an infestation of bugs. Termites and carpenter ants thrive on moisture and will build nests in water-damaged wood. It can be almost impossible to detect the presence of termites in the foam used in EIFS, because they tunnel into it to make their homes. Over time, insect infestations can severely damage home structures.
Do You Have EIFS Construction Problems? Call the Team from Ai Restoration Today
Have you been dealing with a leak or found water damage from your EIFS stucco? If so, it’s time to call the experienced team from Ai Restoration at 215-794-6858 to schedule an appointment. We are experts in stucco water remediation and installation, and we have transformed thousands of homes in our community.