Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction
Posted by PAL on 1/26/05
On 11/18/04, BoB wrote:
> On 9/08/04, Robert wrote:
>> On 9/07/04, John wrote:
>>> On 9/07/04, Mike wrote:
>>>> On 8/16/04, Norm Sherwood wrote:
>>>>> On 8/02/04, Ljc wrote:
>>>>>> I recently ran across a company called American Mold Guard.
>>>>>> (Irvine, CA). They provide a ten year warranty against mold
>>>>>> growth on the application of their anti-mold surface
>>>>>> coating product which is applied during new construction on
>>>>>> interior framing and walls. Has anyone heard of this
>>>>>> company or product? Does it make any sense...?
>>>>> I have actually dealt with EnviroCare for my mold issues -
>>>>> Try them at www.ecoatcertified.com
>>>> I have been using MicroShield for over 2 years now. You should
>>>> give them a call or look them up on line at
>>> I have read what many have said about the need to find the
>>> building defect and correct it and I couldn’t agree more.
>>> Although as a Director of Construction for a national builder I
>>> have many supers and many tradesmen involved in building my
>>> and defects happen.
>>> I have been using the MicroShield pretreatment for 3 years now
>>> all of the homes built in my division and have tested the homes
>>> as much as 3 yrs after treatment after a water intrusion event.
>>> When called for any leak our protocol is to react to it within
>>> hrs. We take every opportunity to test the product to determine
>>> its effectiveness.
>>> In an industry (production homebuilding) where everything is an
>>> option to control hard cost MicroShield is a standard. It is
>>> homebuyer’s decision to purchase a humidistat or a mechanical
>>> dehumidifier it is our responsibility as builders to provide
>>> with the most protection we can if the choose not to.
>>> To date using accredited testing labs the protective coating is
>>> still in place and is preventing microbial growth. While this
>>> not going to prevent all mold growth it will not allow mold to
>>> grow on any treated surface. I have surface mold growth on
>>> untreated drywall localized by the pre-treatment contained to a
>>> level 1 size area (10 sq ft or less) that can be easily removed
>>> with a control bag by our warranty techs that have been mold
>>> We have saved our division countless dollars by minimizing our
>>> exposure. I consider it risk prevention. The last 2 years
>>> MicroShield we have spent $0 on mold remediation and an average
>>> of $650 on mold protection per home.
>>> We will continue to pre-treat all of our homes with MicroSield
>>> as we continue to train o supers ad tradesmen to produe the
>>> ever-elusive defect free production
>>> Look up MicroShield at www.microshieldonline.com I don’t think
>>> the others have been around as long and are definitely not as
>> I just looked at the microshield web site,there is one big problem
>> with this product. The 2 step application. As a builder, I need
>> a one and done application. I can't back up my mechanicals any
>> more than they already are. Plus, I don't want something that
>> will encapsulate the mold, I want it gone. I would never use the
>> microshield program, if you read the fine print on their warranty,
>> you could do alot better
E-Coat looks like a effective way of mold prevention. one step
acrylic application, it says it drys in 1 hour. Has 20 year
warranty. Average house costs about $500 to $700.
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