Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction
Posted by Randy on 8/16/06
On 8/16/06 Randy Wrote:
I am sure you all agree that we builders do what we can
within financial limits to build a mold resistant home. Mold
spores are on all the lumber we use to build with and when a
water intrustion occurs, that mold that has been dormant grows
and goes crazy. By the way, that dormant mold is more toxic
than active mold.
I use American MoldGuard services on everything I build and
believe it is the best due dillegence that I can do to provide
a mold resistant wall and protect myself against liability in
On 3/23/06, Cindy wrote:
> The REAL way to prevent mold is to construct homes and
> repair work correctly. That means not taking shortcuts like
> omitting window flashing or other materials that are time-
> tested for the prevention of leaks. Many builders and
> remodelers today do not know, or do not care, how to do it
> right. They use unskilled labor, and there is little
> supervision. Codes aren't routinely enforced, and "industry
> standard" gets lower and lower, as more builders start
> taking the same shortcuts.
> Add to that, that many new homes and repair work today are
> done with products that grow mold more easily, and the many
> leaks in some new homes or room additions, etc, quickly lead
> to a mold case. Oriented Strand Board and paper covered
> drywall are probably two of the worst materials as far as
> getting wet, though some types of insulation are really bad
> Don't waste your money and time on gimmicks. Get it built
> right and your house won't have mold.
> Good luck.
> On 8/02/04, Ljc wrote:
>> I recently ran across a company called American Mold
>> (Irvine, CA). They provide a ten year warranty against
>> growth on the application of their anti-mold surface
>> coating product which is applied during new construction
>> interior framing and walls. Has anyone heard of this
>> company or product? Does it make any sense...?
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