Richard Piper

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Q&A: Should EIFS Extend to Grade?

Q: Is it acceptable to terminate EIFS at grade? I’m worried that this might provide easy access for termites, or might allow moisture to wick into the wall. Read more

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EIFS Performance Review

A hard look at soft-coat EIFS by two consulting engineers who have spent years studying the material. Read more

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Special Report: Troubles with Synthetic Stucco

An in-depth study of 17 state-funded projects raises serious questions about the durability of U.S.-made soft-coat systems. Read more

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JLC Field Guide
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