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    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
    >>>> 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
    >> homes
    >>> and defects happen.
    >>> I have been using the MicroShield pretreatment for 3 years now
    >> on
    >>> 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
    >> 24
    >>> 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
    >> the
    >>> homebuyer’s decision to purchase a humidistat or a mechanical
    >>> dehumidifier it is our responsibility as builders to provide
    >> them
    >>> 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
    >> is
    >>> 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
    >>> certified.
    >>> We have saved our division countless dollars by minimizing our
    >>> exposure. I consider it risk prevention. The last 2 years
    >> with
    >>> 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 I don’t think
    >>> the others have been around as long and are definitely not as
    >>> affordable.
    >> 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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