Author - Ron Huffman


4 Most Common Adhered Stone Veneer Problems

If you have stone veneer on your home’s exterior, there are four common problems you should be aware of and keep a lookout for. While these problems are not extremely common with stone veneer in general, if there are any shortcuts or errors made during installation, these are the most common problems you can expect. If you think your stone veneer is showing any signs of damage or malfunction, we strongly recommend getting a professional inspection. ESEC provides stone veneer [...]


Where EIFS Moisture Intrusion Occurs

If your Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) is damaged or installed improperly, moisture intrusion becomes a very big threat and can cause significant damage to your home. Below we talk about some installation mistakes that cause moisture intrusion and the common areas on the home’s exterior these mistakes are made. Though EIFS is often installed properly and can last for years, improper installation does happen. These installation mistakes include: Foam insulation less than 6 inches above soft grade and two inches above hard surfaces, allowing wicking (capillary [...]


6 Signs Your Stucco is Damaged

You purchased your property and it had stucco on it, and you never gave it much thought other than you loved the look. However, it’s subtly giving you signs that it requires some TLC. Here are the most common signs that your stucco requires attention and what these signs mean. 1.    Stucco Cracks While a single hairline crack may not be a bad omen, numerous cracks could be more than an aesthetic issue.  If you have large cracks over ¼” wide, [...]


The Difference Between EIFS and Stucco

When looking into purchasing a home or replacing the exterior of your current home, you’ll likely come across many types of exteriors—two of which are Hard Coat Stucco (HCS) and Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS). The two are often confused for one another because they look aesthetically similar to the untrained eye at a distance. Once you get up close and personal, however, the difference between HCS and EIFS becomes apparent to the trained eye and ear. With any comparable products, it’s essential to be [...]