Synthetic Stucco/EIFS Inspections

Homes built with Synthetic stucco or EIFS exterior require special maintenance and care. Burgess Inspections, Inc. is one of the few companies certified to perform this specialty inspection in Virginia. Schedule now by calling us at (844) 804-9219 or request a free quote online.

What is EIFS and Its Benefits?

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.

Care & Maintenance of EIFS

Stucco Inspection Richmond VA

While EIFS provides many benefits, it is recommended to ensure regular maintenance to maintain the integrity of the synthetic stucco. Our professional EIFS inspectors know that damage in the exterior or failure of sealants around any penetrations can be problematic for EIFS because of potential moisture intrusion. This moisture will then get into the internal structure of the siding and cause rot, mold, or several other problems.

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Our Professional EIFS Inspections

Weather conditions can impact moisture readings, therefore inspections cannot be performed within 24-48 hours of precipitation or below 40 degrees. A proper synthetic stucco assessment conducted by our EIFS inspectors 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.

A detailed report is provided, clearly identifying any areas needing repair in a format to enable contractors to properly correct defects.

Synthetic Stucco Inspections in Richmond & Beyond

We serve the Richmond area including Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Lexington, Staunton, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more about our new construction inspections, radon testing, sewer inspections, and commercial building inspections. Call (844) 804-9219 to request a quote now.

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