Termination at Grade
Synthetic stucco, also known as EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System), is a great way to finish the exterior of your home. It is durable, weather-resistant, and looks great. However, it is important to terminate the stucco at grade properly in order to avoid water damage and other problems. In this blog post, we will discuss the right way to terminate EIFS stucco at grade.
There are two main ways to terminate Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco at grade: with a starter track or without a starter track. The track has a drip edge and weep holes for drainage. A starter track is a plastic piece that is installed to the substrate and the eps foam sits in the track. It encapsulates the first piece of foam and helps to shed water away from the wall. The second way to terminate Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco at grade is without a starter track. This method was used when the system was a barrier system, and had no drainage functionality.
If you are terminating EIFS stucco at grade without a track, it is important to use a water-resistant barrier behind the stucco. This will help to prevent water from seeping into the wall and causing damage.
Terminating synthetic stucco at grade is a simple process, but it is important to do it correctly in order to avoid problems down the road. If you have any questions about terminating Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco at grade, or if you need help with your project, contact a qualified synthetic stucco contractor today. Thanks for reading!