Burgess Inspections, Inc. is the largest locally owned inspection firm in central Virginia. As such, we take great pride in offering quality services to both our commercial and residential customers. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or lease a building, be sure to call us before you sign on the dotted line to set up an appointment. In addition to our building inspections, you can count on us for specialty services including synthetic stucco inspections, mold, radon, and pool and spa inspections. Call (804) 794-1423 today to set up an appointment in the Richmond area.

EIFS Defined

EIFS stands for “Exterior Insulation and Finish System,” also known as synthetic stucco. It is an exterior wall system consisting of multiple layers of material that provides improved energy efficiency and offers more design flexibility than other exterior finishes. It serves several purposes in that it provides insulation, weatherproofing, and a finished service in a single integrated product.

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Care and Maintenance of EIFS

If your home or office has EIFS, you need to be aware that regular maintenance is critical to maintaining the integrity of the synthetic stucco. The first step in this process is to schedule a yearly synthetic stucco inspection. The professionals at www.burgessinspects.com know that cracks in the exterior or in window caulking can spell disaster for the exterior because cracks let in moisture. This moisture will then get into the internal structure of the siding and cause rot, mold, or several other problems.

Proper Stucco Inspection

A proper synthetic stucco inspection includes the wall scan and probe method:

  • Tiny probes are inserted into the exterior material.
  • The probe reads the moisture level at both the surface and the interior of the synthetic stucco.
  • The holes are then filled with a color-matched sealant, which solidifies and properly seals at the probe locations.

It is important that any cracks be repaired with the correct sealant and applied by a professional familiar with EIFS and the proper technique. Due to weather conditions, it is best to schedule an annual synthetic stucco inspection in the summer or fall seasons of the year.

Contact us at (804) 794-1423 to set up your appointment for a synthetic stucco inspection. We serve Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding areas including Henrico and Chesterfield counties. Be sure to check out our resource section for helpful information and our customer reviews.