Siding over drive it?

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Old 03-28-05, 03:48 PM
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Siding over drive it?

I have a old house that someone put drive it on both sides of house. I really do not know what drive it is but it looks like a commercial building. Can I put vinyl siding over it? I was told that the concrete (or drive it) has to get air and moisture or it will start to disintegrate and ruin the siding. Any help with this would be highly appreciated.

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Old 03-29-05, 07:58 AM
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You have Drivit on 'both sides' of your house? Most houses have at least 4 sides. Nevertheless, I don't think vinyl will do well over that type of surface. (But not due to a breathing issue.) Drivit (EIFS siding) is an acrylic stucco product that is applied over a layer of foam material which probably would not be a good substrate for nailing vinyl siding into. Additionally, window and door openings would present appearance problems if vinyl were applied over the Drivit. You probably would have a much more satisfactory vinyl installation if you first removed the Drivit down to the sheathing or studs.
 

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