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Section 1407 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)

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1407.1 General
The provisions of this section shall govern the materials, construction and quality of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) for use as exterior wall coverings in addition to other applicable requirements of Chapters 7, 14, 16, 17 and 26.
1407.2 Performance Characteristics
EIFS shall be constructed such that it meets the performance characteristics required in ASTM E2568.
[BS] 1407.3 Structural Design
The underlying structural framing and substrate shall be designed and constructed to resist loads as required by Chapter 16.
1407.4 Weather Resistance
EIFS shall comply with Section 1402 and shall be designed and constructed to resist wind and rain in accordance with this section and the manufacturer's application instructions.
1407.4.1 EIFS With Drainage
EIFS with drainage shall have an average minimum drainage efficiency of 90 percent when tested in accordance the requirements of ASTM E2273 and is required on framed walls of Type V construction, Group R1, R2, R3 and R4 occupancies.
1407.4.1.1 Water-Resistive Barrier
For EIFS with drainage, the water-resistive barrier shall comply with Section 1403.2 or ASTM E2570.
1407.5 Installation
Installation of the EIFS and EIFS with drainage shall be in accordance with the EIFS manufacturer's instructions.
1407.6 Special Inspections
EIFS installations shall comply with the provisions of Sections 1704.2 and 1705.17 .

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