Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction
Posted by chip on 8/17/06
Has anyone used a product called forticel?
On 8/16/06, Randy wrote:
> 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
> the process.
> 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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