BUILDING

Will Mold-Resistant Materials Stop Mold?

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Materials are always a hot topic when discussing mold. But any materials-only focus when talking mold avoidance is misguided.    Does avoiding bio-based materials ensure a mold-free environment? Commercial buildings are mostly ‘non-organic,’ but more and more steel, concrete and masonry structures are proving to be highly toxic and moldy. Repairs and remediation often costs […]

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Spray Foam: Is It Safe?

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All about spray foam Spray foam safety comes down to installation. Proper installation should result in good product that does not off-gas, poor installations can have very toxic outcomes. Instructions for proper installation of spray foam Closed cell foam has some excellent characteristics and can provide important air sealing and insulation properties. I have used […]