Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction
Posted by bb on 8/21/06
American Moldguard: ten year warranty - right! - if nothing gets
And blasting at mold! Duh! - great way to spread those spores.
A few years ago I started using a product that I just fell upon -
through a friend. A low key company back east sells a product
called Enviroshield. It's a water-based epoxy and it breathes. I
spray it on everything: wood, metal, duct concrete, old tar paper.
Itsticks to everything. I even use it as a primer on clapboard
that is prone to peeling - this stuff breathes and doesn't get
blown off. And their warranty is THE BEST I have found. Simply
said - mold will not grow on their product or your money back. No
ifs, ands, or buts.
I spray it anywhere I think there might be mold problems -
especially around windows, baths, kitchens, attics and
basements ... even on sheetrock in basements.
I had a hard time finding these guys on the net. Finally found
them at enviroshield-usa.com Put in the dash or you will get
As for Forticel, I don't buy it because I can't get any info off
their website or over the phone. I'll stick with a product that I
On 8/17/06, chip wrote:
> 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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