Exterior Finish: Stucco or EIFS?
For residential use, if I will already have styrofoam/EPS on the exterior walls as I am using ICF construction. Instead of doing the chicken wire and thin concrete coat for the stucco, would it be better to just use EIFS and avoid the chicken wire & concrete?
Which is less expensive, traditional stucco or EIFS?
Since I already have the styrofoam in place, it should save me substantial money in the finishing work. From what I have seen, EIFS is more durable, more commercial buildings use it.
Last edited by JackOfAllTrades; 05-05-2012 at 07:26 PM.