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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And, he further states that such entrapment has “frequently caused consequential damage to underlying water sensitive wall components such as sheathing and framing. A variety of warranties are available, depending on the system installed and per the manufacturer’s requirements. This court is of course free to affirm a judgment on any ground appearing in the record.

Here, the forecasted evidence does not establish as a matter of law that Toll misled the homeowners regarding whether the homes were to be clad with synthetic stucco. The question becomes one of law “only when the mind of a fair and reasonable [person] could reach only one conclusion; if there is room for a reasonable disagreement the question is one to be determined by the trier as a matter of dryfit.


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Dryvit points out that Toll’s initial 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.

Before recoating, appropriate repairs should be made and the surface should be cleaned to remove any surface contamination. Damaged or missing flashing should be repaired or replaced immediately; likewise, cracked or deteriorated sealants should immediately be repaired, or removed and replaced.

Toll finally maintains that the written agreement that all materials would dryfit as specified and the warranty drtvit Imperial provided from Dryvit gave rise to an implied warranty that the materials provided “would be fit for the ordinary purpose of which the EIFS would be used.

This report alone was sufficient to create a genuine issue of material fact regarding whether Dryvit’s EIFS waarranty defectively designed. The law does not require such a Hobson’s choice, however. In its brief, it argues, “Fear of future problems that might or might not even occur is not actionable or actual injury, and is insufficient to withstand summary judgment.

What types of warranties are available with EIFS? It had already been sued for its use of EIFS in other developments, and it was facing the threat of a lawsuit by the Newtown Chase homeowners for misrepresenting the EIFS as real stucco.

Specifically, Greg Kamedulski, a Toll vice president, stated in an affidavit that 1 at the time Toll decided to use Dryvit EIFS, it believed that the EIFS “was suitable for use on residential homes”; 2 it reclad the homes because it discovered that the EIFS “was inherently defective”; and 3 the recladding “was undertaken in an effort to prevent further damage to the [ ] homes.

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For situations where you might wish to change the color of the building, or paint the building for some other reason, EIFS manufacturers produce several quality paint products acrylic or elastomeric to recoat and enhance the existing coating.

The homeowners also asked for a letter of compliance from the contractor that installed the system verifying that installation was completed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. Because Toll provides no further explanation or legal support for this assertion, we do not address it. More importantly, we are proud to stand behind our products and services with some of the industry’s best warranties.

Dryvit argues that this fact establishes as a matter of law that Toll’s misrepresentations were the basis for the settlement. It also replaces any framing or sheathing that may be damaged due to moisture infiltration that was caused by Dryvit product failure. While there is evidence in the record that the EIFS was negligently designed, there is no evidence that injury has resulted in or will result in every case, or even in most cases, where the EIFS has been applied.

This statement either mischaracterizes Dryvit’s position or misstates Connecticut law. Toll Brothers reclad the houses because of a fear of potential claims. Toll appeals a district court order granting summary judgment against it in this action against Dryvit Systems, Inc. Appellees do not appear to challenge this conclusion, choosing instead to argue that Toll failed to forecast sufficient evidence concerning actionable injury and proximate cause. If, on the other hand, the majority is resting its position on the potential or mere possibility of future injury, Dryvit is still not liable.

The district court, in expressing doubt that Toll created a genuine issue of material fact concerning the defectiveness of the Outsulation cladding installed on the Newtown Chase homes, did not address what appears to be the centerpiece of Toll’s case on this issue—the report of its expert, Mark Williams.

We do not purport to decide any issues not explicitly addressed in this decision relating to Appellees’ entitlement to summary judgment. Because the majority opinion is based on issues that are, in my view, irrelevant to the proper disposition of this case, I cannot join it.

Periodically, EIFS finishes may need to be cleaned to remove dirt, algae usually green stains on the surface of the finishor mildew generally black stains that look like dirt that can accumulate on the surface.

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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 warrranty actually installed, were defective. The court expressed doubt regarding whether Toll had forecasted sufficient evidence that the EIFS was in fact defectively designed.

In or aroundToll began development of a residential community called “Newtown Chase” in Newtown, Connecticut.

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See United States v. Unlike wood, stucco and other siding materials, EIFS rarely need painting. For all of these reasons, the district court erred in ruling as a matter of law that misrepresentations by Toll, rather than the defectiveness of Dryvit’s EIFS, were the proximate cause of Toll’s injuries.

The majority seeks to overcome this fatal fact by suggesting that Dryvit does “not deny that Toll faced potential future liability, by warranty or otherwise, for damage caused to homes by Dryvit’s system. 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. The suit was removed to the District of Connecticut but was later transferred to the Eastern District of North Carolina pursuant to the multidistrict litigation statute See 28 U.

What type of maintenance is required for EIFS? This warranty will repair or replace any Dryvit finishes that crack, fade, or otherwise fail.

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Toll’s complaint also alleged an indemnification claim against Imperial based on a contractual indemnity clause.

Toll subsequently initiated this action in Connecticut state court, primarily seeking compensation for the costs it incurred in stripping and recladding the homes. See ante at accepting, in the summary judgment calculus, Toll Brothers’ affidavit that recladding “was undertaken in an effort to prevent further damage to the homes” emphasis added.

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.

Dryvit does not concede the probability of future damage. How can you clean the finish coat? Basically, mild cleaning detergents, and low water pressure cool water, and a soft bristle brush. The dispositive principle in this case is limited to the fact that the EIFS did not cause any damage to the seven houses so as to create liability for Dryvit and Imperial. EIFS manufacturers provide a “distributor locator” on their website to locate the distributor nearest you. This is fatal to all claims asserted by Toll Brothers, because the necessary element of injury is missing.

This conclusion, however, does not follow; indeed, the validity of the homeowners’ misrepresentation claim is irrelevant to the issues before this court. 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. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand for further proceedings.