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    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
    >> 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
    > certified.
    > 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 I don’t think
    > the others have been around as long and are definitely not as
    > affordable.

    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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