Q. How long has Dryvit EIFS been used on building exteriors? Dryvit’s Warranty Services Department in writing of the new ownership. The Outsulation LCMD Systems from Dryvit has been engineered Warranty . Dryvit Systems, Inc. shall provide a written moisture drainage and limited. Premium Service & Attention to Detail EIFS / Dryvit Repair & Installation Expert Leak Detection & Repair Framing & Substrate Repair.

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Williams opines that Dryvit’s EIFS suffers from “conceptual design deficiencies” because it “assumes that all water will be shed at the exterior face of the cladding,” when in fact the system causes “entrapment of incidental water. Dryvit does not concede the probability of future damage.

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In so doing, Toll challenges the ruling of the district court that the record established as a matter of law that its injuries were proximately caused by its misrepresentation to the homeowners that the homes were to be clad in actual, rather than synthetic, stucco. Dryvit points out that Toll’s wqrranty settlement offer to the homeowners was not extended to Tenenbaum since he did not purchase his home from Toll and because he was notified by his seller that his home had been clad with Dryvit’s EIFS.

We agree with Warrxnty. Basically, mild cleaning detergents, and low water pressure cool water, and a soft bristle brush. This is fatal to all claims asserted by Toll Brothers, because the necessary element of injury is missing. Appellees maintain that to the extent that summary judgment should otherwise be reversed, it should be affirmed on the basis of spoliation of the evidence.

This warranty will repair or replace any Dryvit finishes that crack, fade, or otherwise fail. A variety of warranties are available, depending on the system installed and per the manufacturer’s requirements.

The problem, if any, was that the material that Imperial had agreed to provide was defectively designed.

This report alone was sufficient to create a genuine issue of material fact regarding whether Dryvit’s EIFS was defectively designed. Although the precise likelihood that the EIFS would cause future damage to the Newtown Chase homes — and the extent of the expected damage — may be relevant on the issue of whether Toll’s measures constituted a reasonable attempt to avoid or mitigate its damages from Appellees’ alleged tortious conduct, we conclude that Toll’s forecasted evidence is at least sufficient to create a genuine issue of material fact concerning reasonableness.


SmithF. Appellees nevertheless maintain that Toll was required to choose between allowing such damage to occur or preventing the damage at its own expense with no right of recourse against Appellees. Even if there was a defect in the design or manufacture of the EIFS installed on the seven houses, the system had not failed, nor did it cause any actual damage to the houses, nor was damage imminent. Moreover, even if the record established as a matter of law that Toll misled the homeowners regarding whether it used actual stucco on their homes, there is a genuine issue of material fact regarding whether the misrepresentations proximately caused Toll’s dispute and settlement with the homeowners.

In Octoberseveral Newtown Chase homeowners whose homes were clad with Dryvit’s EIFS “the homeowners” wrote to Toll expressing concerns regarding the EIFS and alleging that Toll’s advertising and promotional literature did not reveal that the homes would be clad in synthetic, rather than actual, stucco. The law does not require such a Hobson’s choice, however. Periodic maintenance should include thorough checking of the flashing and sealing to ensure that the building envelope remains watertight.

Damaged or missing flashing should be repaired or replaced immediately; likewise, cracked or deteriorated sealants should immediately be repaired, or removed and replaced. To recover under the Warrxnty, a plaintiff must prove “personal injury, death or property damage caused by” the product.

How long should EIFS last? RicheyConn. Toll forecasted evidence that it was the likelihood of future water damage to the homes from the defective EIFS that it was concerned about when it decided to settle with the homeowners. In sum, for the foregoing reasons, we affirm vryvit order granting summary judgment against Toll on its claims under the CPLA and its indemnification agreement with Imperial, but otherwise reverse the order and remand for further proceedings consistent with this decision.

FAQ: Maintenance and Warranties

I agree with the judgment of the district court because Toll Brothers failed to submit sufficient evidence to create a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the synthetic stucco exterior insulation finish system “EIFS” manufactured by Dryvit Systems and installed by Imperial Stucco caused any actual injury or threatened to cause imminent damage to the seven houses involved in this case. The dissent rejects our conclusion but misstates the basis for our decision.


Samples of the warranties are available on request from the EIFS manufacturer. Specifically, Appellees complain of Toll’s removing the EIFS and disposing of it without alerting them or giving them an opportunity to determine if the systems, as they were actually installed, were defective. This is what most General Contractors offer.

The bricks themselves typically come with a 25 year warranty from the manufacturer. Although the dissent notes that Connecticut law does not allow recovery of damages for a possible future injury, see postatit does not dispute that a plaintiff may be reimbursed under Connecticut law for expenses it has actually incurred in a reasonable attempt to avoid future liability resulting from a defendant’s tortious conduct.

Moreover, before recladding the houses, Toll Brothers conducted no inspection of the originally installed cladding, and it did not report finding any defects in the EIFS material or installation when performing the recladding operation.

Unlike wood, stucco and other siding materials, EIFS rarely need painting.

Learn everything there is to know about obtaining EIFS insurance. Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded by published opinion. Recovery for potential or merely possible future damage is not permitted under Connecticut law.

See ante at Toll dryvot maintains warrznty the district court erred in concluding as a matter of law that Toll was not entitled to indemnification for its expenditures under its agreement with Imperial. But, because the district court has not yet addressed the spoliation issue, we will refrain from ruling on it at this time.

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Summary judgment is ddyvit when the admissible evidence forecasted by the parties “demonstrates that no genuine issue of material fact exists and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. In Augustthe homeowners again contacted Toll, this time demanding, inter aliathat Toll remove Dryvit’s EIFS from their homes and reclad them with another finish. In addition, EIMA is working with some other companies that do not currently offer insurance for EIFS projects, on expanding their coverage to be more inclusive for these projects.