Heavy rain during construction not only cause delays in your schedule, it also creates optimal conditions for mold and decay fungi development. As a builder, you have the unique opportunity to demonstrate due diligence for your customers by providing information on the negative effects of wet weather on construction and what options are available to address the issues.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, 28 percent of builders have mold issues during construction. The average home typically accumulates 6,000 gallons of water during construction within its structural materials, including that found in wood and concrete. Add heavy rains and it becomes a recipe for mold and wood decay down the road! The importance of protecting a home from these potential mold issues is even more critical considering a number of highly publicized court awards for personal injury and property damage resulting from mold infestation and exposure.
You’ve heard the old adage, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ The same concept applies to new construction. By offering the option to treat structural materials with a product that will help prevent mold and wood decay problems during and after construction, builders exercise responsible stewardship over their structures and the well-being of future homeowners.
If a customer doesn’t want the treatment, your company has still done its part by educating them about how moisture and heavy rain events have — or could — impact the structure. Demonstrating this kind of accountability has a domino effect on your reputation and referrals, setting you apart from your competition.
It takes years for you as a builder to create a reputation for building quality homes. If this issue is ignored, you risk severely damaging that reputation. Additionally, wood decay fungi could present a major threat to your customers’ health and property. For prevention and remediation, Bora-Care with Mold-Care is a product you should consider to protect the structure you are building and the families who will be living there for years to come. For more information on Bora-Care with Mold-Care, go to Nisus Corp.