EIFS Repair

Can I Patch EIFS Stucco With Stucco Patch?

When it comes to patching EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) synthetic stucco, many people wonder if they can use stucco patch. The short answer is no. While traditional stucco can be repaired with stucco patch, EIFS stucco is a different beast altogether.

Why Not?

EIFS stucco is based on EPS styrofoam with a thin layer of fiberglass-based cement and a thin top coat over the basecoat with aggregate to give it texture. This application has a lot of movement and can expand and contract well with extreme weather conditions and structural settlement. On the other hand, traditional stucco used with stucco patch is a thick, brittle material that is very strong because of its thick cement composition.

When traditional stucco is applied to traditional stucco, it can withstand extreme weather conditions and structural settlement. However, when it is applied to EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) stucco, the Exterior Insulation and Finish System expansion and contraction properties will eventually cause the stucco patch to delaminate from the EIFS. Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco is synthetic and cannot be patched with traditional stucco since it is much thicker and is applied in a different way.

In Conclusion

Stucco patch won’t permanently fix damages in your Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco, so don’t bother with it if you have that type of stucco. It could seem like a quick fix, but you’ll end up with delamination and other problems in the long run. Instead, it’s best to get in touch with an expert who works with synthetic stucco repairs to make sure the job is done right and lasts. When it comes to the upkeep and restoration of your home’s exterior, knowing the differences between classic stucco and Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco can be invaluable. Calling a professional and having it done right the first time is more often than not the best course of action.

FAQ's

  • Can I use stucco patch to repair EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) synthetic stucco?

Answer: No, you cannot use stucco patch to repair synthetic stucco. EIFS stucco and traditional stucco are different materials with distinct properties. Stucco patch is suitable for traditional stucco, but it is not compatible with Exterior Insulation and Finish System stucco.

  • Why is stucco patch not recommended for EIFS stucco?

Answer: EIFS stucco is composed of EPS styrofoam, a thin layer of fiberglass-based cement, and a thin top coat with aggregate for texture. It has the ability to expand and contract with extreme weather conditions and structural settlement. Traditional stucco, used with stucco patch, is a thick and brittle material made of cement. The expansion and contraction of synthetic stucco will cause stucco patch to eventually delaminate from the EIFS surface.

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Patch Work We Have Done

Below you will find a few images of some Exterior Insulation and Finish System patch work we have done. We did not use stucco patch on any of these repairs. Using the proper materials is so important. It is actually pretty common for us to patch something that has already been patched by someone else, but has failed. 

Corner patch from truck damage
Image 1. Corner patch from truck damage in Roseville Michigan
Parapet wall patch work
Image 2. Residential porch patch work in St. Clair Shores Michigan
Window patch work
Image 3. Synthetic stucco repair around a window in Bloomfield Michigan

Experience

Introducing Corey Turcotte, a true master of stucco repair with over three decades of experience under his belt. Corey’s not your average repair guy – he’s a seasoned veteran in the EIFS industry and has built a solid reputation in Southeastern Michigan. His secret? A relentless drive for excellence and a genuine passion for making his customers smile.

Corey’s adventure in the industry began with a deep exploration of EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System), or as you might know it, synthetic stucco or Dryvit. With each passing year, he’s honed his craft and expanded his knowledge of this intricate system. This means he’s well-equipped to handle the myriad of challenges that EIFS-clad buildings can throw his way.

But here’s what sets Corey apart – he’s not just about patching up visible damage. He goes the extra mile to uncover the root cause of the issue, ensuring his repairs are more than just temporary fixes. This approach gives his clients the peace of mind they deserve and helps their EIFS systems stay in top shape for the long haul.

But don’t just take our word for it – Corey’s clients are his biggest fans. Many of them struggled to find skilled stucco repair specialists until they stumbled upon him. Corey’s unwavering commitment to his clients and his craft has earned him a place of trust in the industry, and his extensive knowledge is a testament to his years of dedication and hard work.

So, if you’re a homeowner or a business owner with a property decked out in synthetic stucco, Corey Turcotte and his team are ready to step in. With Corey at the helm, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing your EIFS system is in the capable hands of a professional who truly understands the ins and outs of synthetic stucco.