EIFS Inspections in the Chicago Area
Does your property in Chicago utilize dryvit or stucco as an exterior insulation and finish system? If so, you should routinely schedule EIFS Inspections to ensure that the system is still up to operating standards. Since the 1990s, concerns have been risen about moisture intrusion in these systems as sealants fail, leading to structural damage as the moisture remains stuck behind the material used, degrading joints and other parts of the structure.
Do you have a team you can call for EIFS Inspections? If not, give Cliff Kapson Consulting, Ltd., a call today at 888-304-3437 and chat with one of our experts. We don’t only service Chicago – we are available nationwide to evaluate your EIFS Systems. Or, you can fill out the form on this page and one of our trained staff members will reach out to you as soon as possible.
EIFS Inspections – The Protocol
One thing many of our clients didn’t realize is that ALL major manufacturers of EIFS recommend regular inspections and maintenance. This isn’t a foolproof system; it requires regular checkups and repair – we typically recommend annual inspections for all barrier EIFS to ensure no damage in incurred in case of moisture trapping or a leak. As is the nature of EIFS and the sealants used in installation, moisture can remain hidden and not visible, so the experts at Cliff Kapson Consulting will always use the most trusted method of measuring moisture behind these systems, penetration testing. Don’t let anyone fool you – you can’t be sure if the system is still working as intended with just your eyes. Invasive testing is a must. When we perform these tests, we will reseal any entry point we’ve created up to industry standards so that it will operate as good as new.
Repair Monitoring by the Experts
If we diagnose that there is an excessive amount of moisture being contained within the EIFS during our inspections, we will provide you with a full report of where the system is beginning to fail and the recommended steps to mitigate the damage. During this time, we offer repair monitoring for our clients – while we won’t conduct the repairs, we will routinely inspect their work to ensure they are following not only our advice, but also industry and nationwide standards and guidelines. We take this extra step so that our clients have the peace-of-mind that their property is being maintained to the highest possible level. Once these repairs are completed, we will inspect the property one last time and provide you with a final letter of completion, indicating that the work was done and to our standards.
What are you waiting for? Call Cliff Kapson Consulting today at 888-304-3437 today to schedule EIFS inspections on your properties in Chicago. If you’d prefer, you can fill out the form on this page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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