Mold & Mildew is present in many structures
Mold is described in the dictionary as “any of a variety of fungous growths commonly found on the surfaces of decaying food or in warm, moist places.” The average person spends 70% of time indoors. USA Today reports that recent studies have also suggested that certain Mycotoxin producing molds may cause pulmonary hemorrhaging in infants and memory impairment in older children and adults. Stachybotrys (black mold) exposure can cause respiratory problems, fatigue, bleeding from the lungs, and even death. In Ohio, it has been linked to the deaths of 12 children. Carpets can absorb moisture and serve as a place for biological pollutants to grow. Dust mites love damp flooring, which is where children play. Insurance industries are developing new standard exclusions relating to mold. This will apply to both property and liability policies for damage to you and 3rd parties. The risk is rising that homebuilders may be held liable for personal injury caused by mold in homes. Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present.
The SUPERSEAL Solution: Keeping external moisture out and letting your home breathe, so that internal moisture can escape, is key in preventing mold and mildew growth. SUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane under your concrete slab or subfloor and on your foundation wall may provide you with just that. It allows moisture to escape, while keeping external moisture out. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.