Pool Inspections: A Growing Industry

Managing Risk

By Stephanie Jaynes | July 01, 2021



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EIFS Inspections: A Way to Specialize

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), or synthetic stucco, is a multi-layered exterior finish that gives homes curb appeal and additional insulation. Popularized in the US in the 1980s, EIFS once did 30 percent of its business in the residential market. According to Walls & Ceilings magazine, the EIFS market segment for residential construction is less than five percent today.

Everyday Tools: What’s in My Tool Belt?

Over my 20-year inspection career I have spent thousands of dollars in inspection tools, but reflecting back, did I really need to? Did I get more business because I had laser levels or a Snifit CO detector?

Is it EIFS?

Imagine, if you will, traveling to another dimension, which takes you back in time 75 years to a devastated country with a huge number of damaged/destroyed buildings. The climate is temperate, but it has long, cold winters. To make matters worse, there are scant energy resources needed to heat the inhabitants. Typical building construction is solid masonry with no wall cavities for insulation. What could a society do to provide the necessary requisites to house inhabitants?