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    Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction

    Posted by Scott Perry on 10/26/04

    The reality is if a combination of good building and a
    quality/safe Anti Microbial coating is applied you are safer and
    better off than doing nothing. There are plenty of well built
    homes that experience a water intrusion or moisture realted
    problems. You are better off applying a coating a penny's/sq
    ft. I know of a company called EnviroCare Corp.
    ( They own a silver based technolgy that
    carries a 20 year product and remediation warranty. I would
    suggest to anyone bulding a home, that they take a look......and
    choose a quality builder.

    On 10/26/04, Scott Perry wrote:
    > 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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