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    Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction

    Posted by Scott Perry on 10/26/04

    On 8/27/04, Greg Weatherman wrote:
    > People,
    > 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
    > page.
    > 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
    > setting?
    > 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.
    > Regards,
    > 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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