Sep 282012
EIFS tape is a self-adhesive membrane that is made from a rubberized asphalt that has been laminated to a polyester fabric. The fabric helps to strengthen , providing a stronger, more crack-resistant bond  with most exterior coatings to provide a self-sealing, waterproofing layer. It is primarily used around windows and doors, taping panel seams and [...]
Buildings need to be designed to withstand the unique environmental conditions they are being built in – and practices that work in one location might not necessarily work in another. Find out what makes the air barriers in EIFS so unique and some general information on specifying one for your project in this great article: [...]
Having your home retrofitted with stucco is more than just a physical change to an inanimate object, it’s trusting another human being to fulfill their end of an agreement and keep your best interests at heart when modifying your largest asset. The contractor will in all likelihood be at your house even when you’re not [...]
This website was started to educate home owners and teach them how to evaluate quotes and contractors. There’s a massive gap between the technical information provided to building industries professionals, and the information available to the average consumer in every day language. The most common asked is obviously: Is this quote too high/low? No one [...]
Toronto and it’s surrounding area has a large number of brick homes that are reaching the end of their life cycle. While brick is a great siding material by most standards, it tends to fundamentally lack in two primary aspects: …

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The answer is simple: Accountability. Businesses exist to make a profit. Profits are how businesses hire new employees, stay in business year after year, and respond to claims/defects regarding their product. If a business is not generating a profit for …

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Everyone has them at some point… a neighbour who you just don’t get along with. They can make your home renovation plans difficult, to the point of even putting a stop to them sometimes. Renovations made to the exterior of …

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I was wondering where I could find this sort of information the other day. Excuse the bad picture. Transcript below. Homes in Toronto are aging. That typically means they need repairs or full retrofits depending on the original quality of …

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All of this equipment and supplies would be familiar to an Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems contractor, however a home owner looking to do their own shed or garage might not realize they need many of the tools required. While we …

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