Authored by EIMA members, several trademarked EIMA publications are available to educate stakeholders in the design and construction industries about EIFS.
Guide to EIFS with Drainage Detailing
This publication highlights the basic components of an EIFS with Drainage system, as well as common detailing questions you might receive. Inside you’ll find 26 pages of images depicting EIFS details. Included are the typical EIFS configuration, aesthetic reveals, graphic detailing, termination at different locations, sealants, and joints. All of this information is pivotal in making sure your next job meets expectations.
The Guide to EIFS with Drainage Detailing was designed and reviewed by R.J. Kenney Associates, Inc. and Trusted Translations, additional assistance was provided by the EIMA Technical and Research Steering Committee and EIMA staff.
American National Standard
This publication embodies the minimum requirements for specifying and installing Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage. The generic materials, details, and design considerations for EIFS and EIFS with Drainage are described in this standard.
For specifications, application instructions, and details specific to a particular EIF System, consult the EIFS manufacturer’s product literature. In addition, care has been taken to incorporate the reference documents that constitute provisions of this American National Standard. The Annex contained in this standard is considered part of the standard.
Impact Resistant EIFS: Tough and Tested
EIFS are sustainable, durable, and resilient. Highly impact resistant EIFS are easily achievable using industry standard application practices and products that are very effective and economical. The keys to high impact resistant EIFS are the same as for any quality construction: good design, firm and definitive specifications, use of the proper products, and proper construction.