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kiwi

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Burn the house down.
Ha my first thought was “don’t, just burn it down”

I put in new floors today! And aside from my husbands help with moving the toilet I did it all by myself ( he’s two weeks away from the end of the semester or he would have helped with all of it). Ignore the mess, everything has been put off this week due to tearing up the old floor and putting the new in. 0EC921BA-9D11-4CB8-9D25-970FE2D8D08C.jpeg
 

wetwille

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how should i go about fixing this? looks like its stucco with epoxy on top.



Mike, I've done a bunch of the Eifs(exterior insulated finishing systems). That can be cut back, filled and recoated. The better base and top coats are polymer based and will stick to the epoxy fine. Don't fill with spray foam, the pore size is wrong to grip the base layer of exterior coating.
The cheap brand is "dryvit"
The better brand is "sto"
YouTube must have tons of vids on tools and technique.
Great stuff when installed right.
 

HipHugHer

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Ha my first thought was “don’t, just burn it down”

I put in new floors today! And aside from my husbands help with moving the toilet I did it all by myself ( he’s two weeks away from the end of the semester or he would have helped with all of it). Ignore the mess, everything has been put off this week due to tearing up the old floor and putting the new in. View attachment 6814
A. Floor looks great.

B. That's hardly enough stuff to count as a mess.
 

Mikeawesome

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Mike, I've done a bunch of the Eifs(exterior insulated finishing systems). That can be cut back, filled and recoated. The better base and top coats are polymer based and will stick to the epoxy fine. Don't fill with spray foam, the pore size is wrong to grip the base layer of exterior coating.
The cheap brand is "dryvit"
The better brand is "sto"
YouTube must have tons of vids on tools and technique.
Great stuff when installed right.
so i can just cut off the lifted area and fill in with epoxy? theres metal flashing under it.
 

HipHugHer

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so i can just cut off the lifted area and fill in with epoxy? theres metal flashing under it.
That's the basics of it. Ed (wetwille) can fill in details.

You'll need to cut away until you get back to stuff that's solid/undamaged, which could be a larger area than it looks like on the surface.

I'd also remove far enough at least in a couple spots to be able to lift the flashing a little to see there isn't moisture/mold trapped behind it. Depends on how that's all put together, where or how moisture got in, how long it's been like that, etc.
 
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HipHugHer

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It ain't that complicated. Just making sure you tear it apart far enough to get at the whole problem and not end up trapping a future problem inside.

The rest is just getting the right product and following directions. And probably a little practice/getting used to working the stuff.
 
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