Virginia Beach EIFS Inspections
An EIFS inspection is intended to identify areas of high moisture content in the sheathing and framing. The inspection can take from 40 minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the building; and may even span more than one day. We offer you the services of qualified, specially-trained EIFS inspectors who will look for evidence of damage and test for moisture.
The following three-step process is used in conducting the inspection:
- A visual inspection of the exterior to document installation details, areas of visible damage, and status of repairs.
- Use of a Wet Wall Detector to perform a limited moisture scan of the EIFS in suspect areas.
- An interior infrared scan for moisture intrusion in the exterior wall cavities in those areas exhibiting damage to the EIFS from the exterior.
The evaluation is non-destructive and non-intrusive and based on visibility and accessibility of the interior and exterior. Probe testing is not done as part of the inspection as this can, in most instances, damage the exterior envelope and make it susceptible to future water intrusion. The results of our findings are presented in an easy-to-understand comprehensive EIFS inspection report complete with digital photographs that highlight the condition of the EIFS.
Please take note owners and real estate firms; EIFS inspections cannot be done during wet weather. It is therefore advisable to allow sufficient time for the surface of the EIFS to dry completely before performing the inspection.