Re: Mold Prevention coatings applied during new construction
Posted by Robert on 9/08/04
On 9/07/04, John wrote:
> 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 www.ecoatcertified.com
>> 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
> and defects happen.
> I have been using the MicroShield pretreatment for 3 years now
> 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
> 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
> homebuyer’s decision to purchase a humidistat or a mechanical
> dehumidifier it is our responsibility as builders to provide
> 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
> 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
> 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 MicroSield
> as we continue to train o supers ad tradesmen to produe the
> ever-elusive defect free production
> Look up MicroShield at www.microshieldonline.com I don’t think
> the others have been around as long and are definitely not as
I just looked at the microshield web site,there is one big problem
with this product. The 2 step application. As a builder, I need
a one and done application. I can't back up my mechanicals any
more than they already are. Plus, I don't want something that
will encapsulate the mold, I want it gone. I would never use the
microshield program, if you read the fine print on their warranty,
you could do alot better.
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