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    Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction

    Posted by jesse on 1/31/06

    On 1/26/05, PAL wrote:
    > 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.

    Mold B Gone looks pretty good to me: I know a couple guys
    that have been using it, and they both seem to be quite happy with it.
    I've been thinking about giving them a try. They have a 25 year warranty
    and from what I've heard have some kind of dye in it so you can see whats
    been treated. Just my 2 cents.

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