Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction
Posted by Scott Perry on 10/26/04
On 8/27/04, Greg Weatherman wrote:
> You are placing way too much trust into antifungal sealers,
> paints and coatings. Pay more attention to correcting the
> cause of the water or condensation intrusion. There is no
> antifungal sealer, paint or coating that can win the fight
> against mold and spore-forming bacteria if the source of
> water or condensation intrusion is not corrected.
> It is wreckless to use an antifungal sealer, paint or coating
> on the seal plate and rim joist (band joist) of a home. These
> structural wood members need to be able to dry to the indoors
> and outdoors unless you live in the hot and humid Southeast
> like Florida. In Florida, they have to be able to dry to the
> indoors. There is a load of free information on:
> Look at the difference between the "Orlando" house and
> the "Charlotte" house. There is a link at the bottom of the
> The soil drainage outside should divert water away from the
> home. An old fashioned French field drain with clay tiles is
> still the best way to go (for centuries).
> Antifungal sealers, paints and coatings are useless by
> themselves. Read the label. They tell you the surface has
> to be free of ALL dirt, oils and everything else under the
> sun. Are y'all applying these products in a clean room
> If you don't have fresh air supply and exhaust on your HVAC
> systems you may have a problem with chemical vapors indoors.
> Some of these antifungal sealers, paints and coatings have a
> good history in outdoor uses on items like metal. Wood is a
> different animal.
> Greg Weatherman
> aerobioLogical Solutions Inc.
> Arlington VA 22202
> 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...?
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