Architect and Contractor
Senergy of Chicago
The Winnetka Mews Condominiums in Winnetka, Illinois, recently underwent a much needed EIFS makeover. The building’s original EIFS cladding system was more than 30 years old and began to fail with leaks in multiple locations as well as cracking in the finish layer. The project included the removal of the original EIFS system and installation of Senergy’s Channeled Adhesive CI Design.
One of the challenges included, determining a solution for the cement-epoxy adhesive used in a spot-bond pattern to adhere the insulation layer to the brick substrate in the original installation. The adhesive proved to be too aggressively bonded, and as a result difficult, noisy, dusty and time-consuming to remove.
The team used Alpha Genie Base Coat to effectively encapsulate the spot-bond adhesive, and provide a strong, smooth substrate for installation of the new Channeled Adhesive CI Design. To ensure a successful installation, the applicator conducted pull tests before and after application of encapsulating base coat.
With the spot-bond adhesive issue resolved, the team moved forward with the installation of the Channeled Adhesive CI Design, which features:
The best-in-class components and superior wall system combined with the effective collaboration across the team made this building project a success.