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    Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction

    Posted by John on 9/07/04

    On 9/07/04, Mike wrote:
    > On 8/16/04, Norm Sherwood wrote:
    >> 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...?
    >> I have actually dealt with EnviroCare for my mold issues -
    >> Try them at
    > I have been using MicroShield for over 2 years now. You should
    > give them a call or look them up on line at

    I have read what many have said about the need to find the
    building defect and correct it and I couldn’t agree more.

    Although as a Director of Construction for a national builder I
    have many supers and many tradesmen involved in building my homes
    and defects happen.

    I have been using the MicroShield pretreatment for 3 years now on
    all of the homes built in my division and have tested the homes
    as much as 3 yrs after treatment after a water intrusion event.
    When called for any leak our protocol is to react to it within 24
    hrs. We take every opportunity to test the product to determine
    its effectiveness.

    In an industry (production homebuilding) where everything is an
    option to control hard cost MicroShield is a standard. It is the
    homebuyer’s decision to purchase a humidistat or a mechanical
    dehumidifier it is our responsibility as builders to provide them
    with the most protection we can if the choose not to.

    To date using accredited testing labs the protective coating is
    still in place and is preventing microbial growth. While this is
    not going to prevent all mold growth it will not allow mold to
    grow on any treated surface. I have surface mold growth on
    untreated drywall localized by the pre-treatment contained to a
    level 1 size area (10 sq ft or less) that can be easily removed
    with a control bag by our warranty techs that have been mold

    We have saved our division countless dollars by minimizing our
    exposure. I consider it risk prevention. The last 2 years with
    MicroShield we have spent $0 on mold remediation and an average
    of $650 on mold protection per home.

    We will continue to pre-treat all of our homes with MicroShield
    as we continue to train our supers and tradesmen to produce the
    ever-elusive defect free production home.

    Look up MicroShield at I don’t think
    the others have been around as long and are definitely not as

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