Alternatives for Exterior Siding- Using EFIS or Stucco

Traditional stucco is applied by attaching a wire mesh to the external walls. A scratch coat of plaster is initially applied, and successive coats are added until the desired thickness is reached. The final or finish coat may have primer added to prepare for paint. Unlike traditional stucco that utilizes natural ingredients and mesh, External Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS) use layers that add...

Poured Cement Walls

Most homes built in the early to mid 19th Century have a basement built with cinder blocks. With advancements to cement delivery and design, the poured cement wall has become the first choice of homeowners and builders ever since. Poured cement walls offer greater strength against lateral water pressure and are constructed without joints like those found between blocks. Usually, the only joint with a...

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