Product Focus on EIFS, Stucco and Plaster
EIFS foam wall rasp
Designed specifically to rasp EIFS EPS foam walls, the DuraRasp is a heavily brazed #12 grit tungsten-carbide rasp. In ten months of testing by professional contractors, the product lasts 100 times longer than standard rasp paper. This custom-crafted and serial-numbered tool features non-foam gouging rounded corners and comfort-grip handles. Available in 2, 4, 6 and 8 inch widths, it’s easy to find just the right size to fit any job need. The company also offers self-adhering abrasive rasp paper that can be applied to any standard rasp tool. Using the 4-foot product can sometimes be more efficient as it addresses more surface area and assists in overall substrate flatness.
Rigid EPS foam insulation board
Sto Insul-X is a rigid extruded polystyrene foam insulation board intended to be used as the continuous insulation component for StoEnergy Guard systems. The product is a 4-foot-by-8-foot board that is scored longitudinally on 16 and 24 inch centers, making it easy to size to commonly used widths beneath masonry veneer, and in full sheets beneath stucco, stone and thin brick veneer. The product is available in three different thicknesses and can be easily resized to ensure a perfect fit for any project.
Hydrophobic acrylic finishes
Tersus is a line of modified acrylic finishes designed to provide excellent water repellency and enhanced resistance to environmental soiling. The finishes provide an aesthetically pleasing surface color and texture for wall cladding systems, as well as other exterior surfaces. The finishes utilize a proprietary company formula to produce a highly hydrophobic, non-polar surface that repels water. Its anti-soiling properties have been tested using two industry established test methods, Dirt Collection ASTM D3719 and Dade County TAS 143 (modified for textured coatings). The finish is available in two textures; a 1.0 and 1.5 millimeter sand texture, and can be produced in a wide variety of colors.
Veneer plaster system for new drywall or existing finishes
Vella Venetian Plaster Systems
Along with its decorative applications, Vella Veneer Plaster is also an ideal surfacer for taking a Level 3 drywall finish or existing painted orange peel/ knockdown textures to a perfect smooth surface and ready for paint. As most other decorative finishes require a Level 5 surface before applying, the plaster product will simplify the subcontractor’s processes. Utilizing a 5-gallon contractor pail and the addition of an aggregate pack turns this product into a Marmarino finish. The product allows applicators to go over non-uniform surfaces at $10 per gallon and 100 square feet per gallon coverage that competes with other products in production capability and aesthetics.
High performance cladding system
Dryvit Systems Inc.
Outsulation X is a high performance cladding system that yields a 39 percent greater energy efficiency and 36 percent better impact resistance (compared with similar EPS-based systems with similar weight reinforcing mesh), and incorporates 2-inches of Dow XNERGY rigid insulation. The system is suitable for new construction and renovation, and meets both current and proposed ASHRAE design standards and IGCC/IECC code requirements for the use of exterior continuous insulation. Outsulation X, the newest member of the Outsulation System family, provides architects with a single-source solution for the air and water-resistive barrier, exterior continuous insulation, and finished appearance of the exterior wall. The company provides a written system warranty upon request.