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Archive for October 2018

Maintaining and repairing EIFS exteriors

EIFS, or exterior insulation and finish system, exteriors are becoming more and more popular for commercial buildings. They’re energy efficient, can be finished with a variety of textures and colors, and they’re easy to clean.

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How can I get my building exterior cleaned?

Buildings take a beating over time. They’re exposed to wind, rain, dirt, stains, and so much more. We all know the old saying about only getting one chance to make a first impression, and the exterior of your commercial building could be that one chance.

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Why concrete cracks

Concrete is a heavily used material in building and with good reason. It’s cost-effective, generally easy to use, and can be used in a variety of applications. But over time, it’s going to crack.

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When is EIFS a good option?

EIFS, or exterior finish and insulation systems, is an option for building exteriors that can be finished in many different ways. It’s frequently used to achieve a stucco look without the cost and maintenance involved in traditional stucco, but it can also be finished to look like other types of stone.

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Water infiltration in commercial basements

Water is really good at finding tiny little cracks in concrete and seeing how far it can travel through those cracks. If you have a basement in your commercial building, chances are you’re going to have water infiltration at some point in time. The age of your building can increase the likelihood of water infiltration, especially in the absence of proper waterproofing.

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