An Understanding Behind EIFS Inspections and Why It's Necessary

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Do you have an EIFS? How does this apply to you?



EIFS or synthetic stucco is a waterproof material, has insulations and weather protection. This makes it a very attractive material for home buyers. However, there are many issues with synthetic stucco.

  • Thin and Brittle
  • Prone to surface cracks
  • Once Water/Moisture is trapped inside, it cannot escape

The last issue is a major reason why EIFS can cause extensive damage to a home. Without the proper tools, you would not be able to detect moisture within your walls. This leads to wood rot, moisture damage, and mold growth

Is This Inspection Right For You?


An EIFS inspection is intended to identify areas of high moisture content in the sheathing and framing. We will look for damages and test for levels of moisture in a home. We are unable to perform this inspection when the weather is raining since it is being tested for moisture. Getting a EIFS inspection will ensure you are able to identify moisture intrusion.


If It Is, Then Consider These Reasons...

Well, there's four main reasons why you should get an EIFS Inspection;


Check For Moisture Levels & Intrusion

Check For Improper Installation & Sealing

Avoid Time Consuming & Costly Repairs

Identify Areas of Improvements

Checking for moisture levels and intrusion will allow to take corrective actions before the damage becomes more extensive Improper installation and sealing can lead to water being trapped within your property causing mold and wood to rot. Knowing what issues your synthetic stucco property has will allow you to take action sooner. Avoid very costly repairs to your property. The EIFS inspection will help identify areas of improvements for your property.





Do you own or rent a property with Stucco material? Schedule with us today and get ahead of the potential issues that EIFS owners eventually face.

Check out a sample report to get an understanding of what your inspection may look like:



Comments (1)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Very valuable report about an understanding behind EIFS inspections and why it is necessary.

Oct 01, 2021 08:23 PM