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    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 Put in the dash or you will get
    someone else.

    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
    know works.


    On 8/17/06, chip wrote:
    > Has anyone used a product called forticel?
    > Thanks
    > 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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