BUILDING

Crawl Spaces: Should You Encapsulate & Dehumidify?

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Crawlspaces are really challenging. If you have a crawlspace foundation, you may be wondering if installing a crawl space dehumidifier is enough to keep mold growth away. Or maybe you’re wondering why encapsulation is needed if there’s already a dehumidifier.   Should You Encapsulate? Yes, you have to encapsulate the dirt floor. In some climates, […]

MOISTURE MANAGEMENT

Building Design, Moisture & Mold Guidance

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Moisture control is fundamental to the proper functioning of any building Controlling moisture is critical to protect occupants from adverse health effects and to protect the building, its mechanical systems and its contents from physical or chemical damage. Yet, moisture problems are becoming so common in buildings, that many people consider them inevitable. Excessive moisture […]

MOISTURE MANAGEMENT

The Mold Coating Myth

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Can I use coatings ‘to seal in’ mold spores? The short answer is no. Even the top-of-the-line products often recommended by contractors will not ‘seal in’ mold spores or other toxins. If you have a mold problem, coatings are just one piece of the solution. Adding a coating on top of existing mold is like […]