| Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise



Daily Quiz (24)

According to a recent D+D feature, one advantage of using EIFS materials as prefabricated panels is the lower weight of the cladding.

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.


Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

• Coating failure analysis
• Independent
  comparative testing
• Accelerated
  weathering testing
• Toxic metals testing
• A2LA Accredited
Contact: Kevin Brown,
at 336-386-4000

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !

Atlantic Design, Inc.

See our website for features of our best seller, the ADI 3500CFM 4-Pot Blast Vacuum Recycler. A smaller package with all the ADI power you need. 866.Call.ADI

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

Hempel (USA) Inc.

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.

International Paint LLC
Interplan Mobile

Effective maintenance planning and corrosion control all starts with an effective asset survey.

IBIX North America
Surface Preparation – Portable Blasting

Lightweight portable aluminum unit, for cleaning/restoring: pipes, buildings, infrastructure and marine. Micro-air abrasion for Historical Restoration 727-322-4611

Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail