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Protecting Your EIFS Stucco: The Essential Guide to Preventing Lawncare Equipment Damage

Safeguard your EIFS Stucco

Due to its adaptability, insulating capabilities, and aesthetic appeal, EIFS, (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) or synthetic stucco, is a preferred building material. It is also susceptible to harm from lawn-care equipment, which could require expensive repairs. We’ll give you all the advice you need in this article to safeguard your EIFS stucco from harm caused by lawnmowers.


Establish a Barrier

The simplest way to further protect your EIFS stucco is to build a barrier by placing stones or mulch close to the stucco. In addition to placing plastic or rubber edging along the perimeter of your lawn, this would be a great choice to avoid lawncare equipment from coming into direct contact with stucco and causing damage.



Trim Your Shurbs

Maintaining a well-kept yard is another approach to protect your Exterior Insulation and Finnish System stucco. Overgrown bushes, trees, and other vegetation can harm the stucco by scratching or scraping against it. This may be avoided with routine trimming and pruning, which will also keep your landscape appearing orderly. It is recommended to keep shrubs and vegetation at least three feet from your Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco.


Implement a Protective Coating

Your EIFS stucco can also receive a protective coating to add an additional layer of defense against harm from lawnmower equipment. There are many different kinds of protective coatings available, including flexible armor coatings that can endure impact without chipping or shattering. Make sure to thoroughly clean and prep the area before applying protective fiberglass and cement coating.


While Using Lawn Care Equipment, Use Caution

Be cautious of the space between your lawn care equipment and your Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco when operating it nearby. To prevent unintentional touch, maintain a safe distance and refrain from using tools with metal blades or attachments that can damage or scrape the stucco. Be careful when navigating tight spaces or around corners to prevent accidentally touching the stucco.


Plan Routine Inspections

Your synthetic stucco should undergo routine inspections to help spot any damage early and stop it from getting worse. To make sure that your stucco is in good condition and that any necessary repairs are handled right away, arrange annual inspections with a professional.



To Summarize

Keeping your synthetic stucco safe from damage from lawnmowers is crucial to preserving its toughness and visual attractiveness. You may avoid expensive repairs and maintain the attractiveness of your EIFS stucco for years to come by heeding the advice provided in this book.


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  • How can you protect EIFS stucco from lawnmower damage?

Answer: Building a barrier using stones or mulch, along with plastic or rubber edging, can prevent lawncare equipment from directly contacting and damaging the stucco.

  • What is a recommended distance to keep between vegetation and EIFS stucco?

Answer: It is recommended to keep shrubs and vegetation at least three feet away from EIFS stucco.

  • Why are routine inspections important for EIFS stucco?

Answer: Routine inspections help identify any damage early, allowing for timely repairs and the preservation of the stucco’s condition.


Say hello to Corey Turcotte, a true virtuoso in the world of stucco repair. With more than 30 years of hands-on experience in the EIFS industry, Corey has become a household name in Southeastern Michigan. His secret sauce? An unwavering commitment to excellence and a genuine knack for exceeding customer expectations.

Corey’s professional journey kicked off with a deep exploration of EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System), also known as synthetic stucco or Dryvit. Over the years, he’s refined his skills and deepened his understanding of this intricate system. This means he’s primed and ready to tackle the diverse challenges that come with EIFS-clad buildings.

But here’s the real deal about Corey – he doesn’t just fix what’s visible to the naked eye. He delves deeper to unearth the root cause of the problem, ensuring his repairs are not just band-aid solutions but lasting fixes. This approach offers his clients the peace of mind they need and helps their EIFS systems maintain their aesthetic appeal and durability.

But don’t just take it from us – Corey’s clients are his biggest cheerleaders. Many of them had a hard time finding competent stucco repair specialists until they came across his website. Corey’s unwavering dedication to his clients and his craft has cemented his position as a trusted figure in the industry, and his vast knowledge is a clear reflection of his years of dedication and hard work.

So, whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner with a property adorned in synthetic stucco, Corey Turcotte and his team are at your service. With Corey steering the ship, you can sit back and relax, knowing your EIFS system is in the hands of a professional who truly gets the nuances of synthetic stucco.

A Project With Lawnmower Damage

Here is a couple images of a project we worked on with damage to the building from the lawnmower and weedwacker. 

EIFS stucco Lawnmower damage
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