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True or false: According to a recent D+D article, use of an air barrier was the most significant solution, adopted in the 1990s, to moisture intrusion problems with EIFS cladding.


What organization offers education and certification of EIFS mechanics, inspectors, and industry professionals?


What mineral is the dominant one in the mixture of minerals and resin used by many manufacturers to simulate limestone in an EIFS finish?


What is the acronym of the association for the EIFS industry?


What was considered the most significant solution to moisture intrusion problems with EIFS cladding in the 1990s?


True or false: Barrier EIF systems are equivalent to moisture-managed EIF systems.


What organization has studied, and reported on, the energy and moisture effects of EIFS?


True or false: Substrates low in tensile strength, such as EIFS, require low-modulus sealants.


The EIFS Industry Member Association (EIMA) has collaborated with what organization to study how EIFS perform in terms of energy and moisture?


What does the acronym “EIFS” stand for?


What was the main improvement to the original EIFS design that resolved the problems of moisture in buildings?


An old-fashioned EIFS system without the incorporation of a drainage plane is now called by what name?


What is another name for Portland cement plaster?


True or false: A barrier EIFS system creates a means of water drainage between the wall cladding and the insulation board.


True or false: A three-year study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that EIFS performed better in resisting moisture and acting as a thermal barrier than other wall assemblies, such as stucco, brick, concrete block, and cement board.


What organization grants the EIFSmart Contractor Seal to contractors that install Exterior Insulating and Finishing Systems (EIFS)?


What does EIFS stand for?


True or false: EIFS outperformed cement board, stucco, brick, and concrete block for moisture resistance and insulation in a three-year Department of Energy study concluding in 2006.


True or false: Textured acrylic finishes are often used on EIFS cladding materials.


True or false: Substrates low in tensile strength, such as EIFS, require low-modulus sealants.


True or false: Textured Acrylic Finishes (TAFS) are applied as a topcoat for an EIFS cladding system.


True or false: EIFS (exterior insulating and finishing system) often includes an air barrier, an insulation layer, a reinforced polymer cement basecoat, and a textured finish coat


True or false: SSPC has a standard on evaluating the qualifications of EIFS (Engineered Insulation and Finishing Systems) installation companies and a program to certify these companies.


 
 
   

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Carboline Company
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CS Unitec
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Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
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Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.


Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
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Harsco
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HoldTight Solutions Inc.
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Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
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Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Truss bridge treated in 2000 with Termarust's (HR CSA) field-proven rust mitigation system chemically stopped corrosion, crevice corrosion & pack rust.

 
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