New Construction and Renovations
We install stucco, manufactured stone, EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System) and thin brick on a variety of both residential and commercial projects. Our years of experience and vast number of products allow us to match existing materials whether adding on an addition or resurfacing an existing wall.
Stucco is a versatile facing material that can be applied to flat or curved surfaces outside any building or structure. Stucco has great appeal as a surface finish because of its utility, low first cost, and minimum need for maintenance.
In its hardened state, stucco is a desirable facing material: hard, strong, fire-resistant, and color-retentive. Because it is also breathable, or able to transmit moisture vapor, water that gets behind it does not become trapped.
Stucco has proved to be a durable wall cover in all climates, whether wet, dry, hot or cold. The final appearance of the finish coat can be varied by changing the size and shape of the aggregate, using colored cement, changing the consistency of the finish mix, and the applicator's skill in manipulating the finish coat.
Manufactured Stone Veneer is a manufactured stone made out of Portland Cement, lightweight natural aggregates and iron oxide pigments, all of which are basic components of natural stone. Available in flats and corners, stone veneer is sized and shaped for better installation and is ideal for interior and exterior nonstructural veneer projects, such as house fronts, chimneys, foundations, fireplaces, freestanding walls and building exteriors.
The installed cost is 1/3 to 1/2 less than natural stone, it is lightweight, and requires no footings so expensive foundations can be eliminated while still providing the appearance of solid stone. Stone Veneer can be applied to any structurally sound surface and is installed directly to clean brick, block or concrete.
EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System)
Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are multi-layered exterior wall systems that provide superior energy efficiency and offer much greater design flexibility than other cladding products. EIFS can be used on both commercial and residential projects and typically consist of the following components:
Insulation board, made of foam, which is secured to the exterior wall surface with a specially formulated adhesive and/or mechanical attachment. A durable, water-resistant base coat, which is applied on top of the insulation and reinforced with fiber glass mesh for added strength. An attractive and durable finish coat, which is both colorfast and crack-resistant.
EIFS panels are multi-layered exterior wall systems built off site and installed at a later date. EIFS panels are a great option to cut down on possible weather delays, longer cure times and scaffold necessity. The panelization process makes it easier to keep projects on time and on budget, while meeting (or exceeding) original design intent and performance requirements.
Hardie & Other Cement Sidings
James Hardie Board siding is made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers which combine to create a durable siding option. Fiber cement will never rot, and it doesn't buckle or warp. It is specifically formulated to better resist the damaging effects of sun, moisture, extreme temperatures, pests, and fire. This can also be installed year round which is beneficial for any construction schedule.
Thin Brick Veneer units are formed from shale and clay, and are kiln-fired, perfect for interior or exterior wall covering. Thin brick is available in a broad spectrum of colors all of which are compatible for color coordinating and/or contrasting design statements.
These thin brick units are are approximately 1/2" thick and 1/6 the weight of standard brick so extra structural support is not needed and require no special foundations or footings. The face sizes are the same as conventional brick and therefore, when in place, give the appearance of a conventional brick masonry wall.
Thin Brick Veneer can be used in commercial projects as well as residential and is great for architectural detailing.