I had a need to patch a small area of eifs, so I went to the office of Teifs (stands for Texas eifs) in San Antonio to get some supplies and some advice. Eifs repair is not one of my stong suits…actually this will be a first. The damaged area is only about 3 ft square, so I figured I could probably handle it, and if nothign else it will be a good learning experience. (I may learn never to do it again.) Ended up talking on the phone with Joe McClaran, who told the girls in the office what I needed, and they gathered up the supplies, which consisted of styrofoam, fiberglass mesh, a can of base coat and a can of top coat, and a neat little instruction book. I also picked up a plastic trowl made for eifs work. When I went to pay, the girl said that Joe said it was all free; I protested, she insisted, I gave in, but I did pay for the trowel.
Anyway, Joe doesn’t know me from a bobcat, and has no idea if I will ever need to purchase a reasonable quantity of materials, yet he didn’t hesitate to give away probably $50 in material, not to mention the staff’s time. Just wanted to pass on the good news. Joe McClaran, 800-358-4785 [email protected]
Do it right, or do it twice.