Adding French drains can prevent water from slipping under your house while coming down a hill. Augusta Mold Control and Removal can develop a Job-site plan that includes an effective french drain system. When used in combination with other installed system components, water and moisture control issues can be minimized to a level that is lower than the threshold than mold can grow at.
Perhaps your new building has too tight a building envelope and not enough ventilation available to pull out any excess moisture that can build up and is promoting mold growth. Did your older home just get some new nail siding installed? Sometimes a new exterior will prevent moisture from leaving an established building system and this trapped moisture can collect inside your attic space. Improper veining is to blame for this style of moisture intrusion.
AMCR offers a Moisture Control Ventilation System that removes moist, humid air strapped in our contained attic and crawlspace and replaces it with cooler and drier air. The system constantly monitors how much water is in the air outside verses how much water is in the air on the inside of the controlled space. When certain conditions are met, the system exchanges the air at least 4 times per hour, reducing the moisture in your home. This system is designed to keep the moisture in the air lower than the threshold needed for mold to form and become a viable colony .This is another important component in the system AMCR will design into your Mold Remediation Plan.
Another prevention method to consider in your mold remediation plan, is called encapsulation. The freshly treated wood can be sealed with an antimicrobial, water resistant chemical. Once this product cures, it will allow building material to continue drying, while preventing moisture from entering the surface. Mold spores find the encapsulates surface slippery, as compared to the porous surface of wood.. Even if the spore does manage to stick on anyway, it will have to eat its way through a layer of antimicrobial designed to kill it under strict ASTME Mold testing standards. The use of our encapsulates ensures that Augusta Mold Control and Removal has no problem defending out year long warranty, after the work is completed.
AMCR is very confident in our encapsulation product. When we include its use in your Mold Remediation Plan, we also are able to extend our one year warranty indefinitely, on a year to year basis, Our extended warranty fee can be renewed as each year passes and it includes a Completer Certified Mold Inspection with certified air testing results for a reasonable fee. Ask AMCR how keeping a well documented mold warranty can help you ensure the best resell value for your home.
Or perhaps, your house in on a flood plain and you need a sump pump properly installed under your house. Some crawlspaces can be modified to add an internal trench which can empty into a sump pump resistor. As it fills, the pump activates and ejects the water appropriately out of your crawlspace. AMCR can handle the selction, and installation of such a system. Ask if your home is a good fit for this type of system.
Is your house at the bottom of a hill? When it rains, you may have water runoff going under your house. This happens naturally in all home, but too much water being stuck under your home, means the only means of it's egress is to pass through your house's structure through diffusion and water vapor.
Can AMCR divert this potential flow of water away from your foundation? A slight downward slope of 6 inches per 10 feet around your house's foundation will prevent most runoff problems. Water retention walls can also control water intrusion issues like these.
AMCR can be contracted to grade and contour the landscape around your house to mitigate these water runoff issues. Ask our professionals if you can benefit from a site grading service.