Could someone elaborate a little bit on the stucco / EIFS / Dryvit materials? I looked through google a bit and it seems like Dryvit is a EIFS manufacturer and people just refer to it as Dryvit sometimes, EIFS other times.
Nearly every single home and most plazas, buildings, offices, and commercial buildings here in Southern California is stucco. Or at least I thought they were. Now I’m not sure if I’m seeing stucco or EIFS.
Also, from a few other posts, people mention almost always needing X-Jet for stucco, but I haven’t seen that for EIFS as strongly as I have for stucco.
Is there a simple way that you guys can distinguish a surface material as to whether it’s stucco or EIFS? After researching a little bit, it seems like they are similar in the way they feel and look. I even saw that lots of home owners thought their home was stucco and then later found out it was actually EIFS instead.