- Jon Trevillyan
Cleaning Dryvit - Softwash with Stunning Results!
Published December 12, 2011
Increasingly, more building owners employ better looking and insulating materials for their property. Dryvit is an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) that builders have been using to create great first impressions, but many owners confuse their dryvit with stucco, leading to costly mistakes when cleaned improperly.
Stucco is not dryvit. Stucco is much harder than dryvit without providing any insulating benefits. Stucco is easy to spot by knocking on it, sounding solid while Dryvit sounds hollow. Professionals recommend you clean dryvit with a soft wash system. Although dryvit has been in use since 1969, unwary owners continue to improperly clean it with harmful techniques like pressure washing. With more than 1 in every 11 commercial buildings in the US featuring dryvit, you need to know how to safely clean your investment.
Dryivt EIFS is susceptible to cracking, breakage, and impact damage due to its softness. You must repair any cracks once the EIFS has been compromised, else water seepage will spawn mold and other damage. Bethany's experienced technicians will spot these problems before cleaning to save you on costly repairs down the road.
Soft wash technologies combine EIFS safe treatments with low pressure cleaning. Unlike traditional pressure washing, soft wash methods are fitted to Dryvit's softer surface. We will keep your Dryvit looking wonderful for years by having our professional soft wash technicians maintain your exterior. Our pressureless cleaning technique will make your building look like new while giving you one less pressure to worry about. Use our experience.