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EIFS Has Not Significantly Impacted Our Waste Stream

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in blog | Comments Off on EIFS Has Not Significantly Impacted Our Waste Stream

Contrary to popular belief “All the expanded polystyrene foam that is thrown away in the US every year accounts for no more than 1% of the volume of land fill garbage.” The actual amount is 0.6%. Paper actually fills 30% of the volume of our landfills and food 15%. This fact that EPS is only 0.6% perhaps needs to be tempered a bit: Many of those older buildings that have come on-line since EIFS was brought to the US in 1969, have not reached their useful end as of yet and as such have not made it to the waste stream. That’s pretty astonishing considering most of EIFS’ detractors would have...

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DIY Concrete Tombstones For Halloween

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in blog | Comments Off on DIY Concrete Tombstones For Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, what would be more fun than creating your own tombstone decorations out of rapid set cement? Here is a quick tutorial: First lets start with supplies: Rapid Set Cement All 11″ x 17″ baking pan Dust Mask Screw driver WD-40 or similar Mix your cement according to the directions on the package. Spray your pan with WD-40, this will keep the cement from sticking. Pour the cement mix into the pan. Wait about 15 minutes for the cement to start to set, then using the screwdriver start carving in the words you’d like to have on your tombstone. Once the...

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10 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in blog | Comments Off on 10 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

People make upgrades to their home for many reasons, just to name a few: It’s a new home and they want to put their personal touch on it. They have lived there a while and some upgrades would be nice for aesthetics or better use of a space. Or their house is getting ready to go on the market and a few upgrades would be more appealing to potential buyers. One perk for most upgrades to your home is it’s increase in value. Here are a few tips to help get the most bang for your buck: Plan your remodel. Remodels go more smoothly when done intentionally, with a plan instead of on a...

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5 Tips On Remodeling Your New Midcentury House

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in blog | Comments Off on 5 Tips On Remodeling Your New Midcentury House

If you are new to your old house. Here are some tips to consider before jumping into those projects!  Environmental and safety issues come first. Vintage houses can contain vintage nastiness such as lead, asbestos, and more. Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals.  “Test” contractors on small projects first. It may take a few smallish projects to find a contractor that you can work with very effectively on the most costly projects.  Get a subscription to...

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Outstanding job

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in blog, Reviews | Comments Off on Outstanding job

Reviewed on Customer Lobby “I rate Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Co. as outstanding. They gave me a call a few days before they were coming, turned up on time, and just got on with the job. Their workmen were excellent and worked hard, and everything that was on the invoice was done. They cleaned and patched the stucco, and also did painting–and the finished product is excellent. We had a very positive experience with the company. What impressed me the most were the professional results that are extremely good.” Henry S. Reston, VA...

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Did You Know… EIFS Is Not Wasteful of Natural Resources

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in blog | Comments Off on Did You Know… EIFS Is Not Wasteful of Natural Resources

The common pitfall that may seem to fall into is the fact that because the insulation board used in EIFS is derived from fossil fuels, it should be exempt from being specified. The truth of the matter is that EPS production accounts for only .002 percent of the world’s production of oil. And it has been determined that one pound of EPS used as insulation will actually save 48 gallons of oil in a 50 year period of time. This significant in terms of preserving those resources. Another little known fact about EPS is that it uses 30 percent less energy to make tan paper products. Think...

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