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    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
    >> also.
    >> 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
    >> 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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