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More stories about Mold

  • Mold on Framing Lumber

    I occasionally receive framing lumber that has some mold on it. Will this mold continue to grow and cause rot once the wood is in the dry? Do I have to clean it off? I'm also concerned about customer perception.

  • Q&A: Fogging for Mold?

    Q: I've come across a product that was created to combat the anthrax spore and was later found to be effective against mold as well. It's fogged throughout the job for 24 hours, with no access allowed. The product is said to eradicate mold, not just put it in a dormant state. Does this work?

  • Fiberglass Wallboard Tape

    FibaFuse paperless drywall tape by Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics is composed of a porous fiberglass that makes it highly mold resistant and stronger than paper tape, says the manufacturer.

  • Can Mold Give You Headaches?

    You bet it can: When it comes to this pervasive fungus, a little can go a long way toward wrecking a job.

  • Nail Stains and Mahogany Decking

    Q: The mahogany decking we installed on a house last year has developed some dark staining around the stainless steel nail heads (see photo). The staining is worse on the front porch, which is covered, and not nearly as bad on the back deck, which receives full sun. Whats causing it?

  • Products

    Energy-efficient light fixture; stone and stucco rain screen; square shower drain; adhesive filler; plastic furring strips; more

  • Products

    Wall-mounted heaters; quick disconnect; screws for exotic hardwoods; foil sheathing; flexible ducts; rot-resistant pine; more

  • Fine Foambuilding

    After supplier quotes for the 1,000 ornamental balusters in a planned luxury home’s porch railings came in at $150 apiece, BOJ Construction of Boston decided to look elsewhere — namely in-house.

  • Working with Paperless Drywall

    My clients are concerned about mold, and want the walls and ceilings of their remodeled basement to be covered with paperless drywall instead of regular gypsum board. Are there any tricks to installing and finishing this material, or is it treated just like standard drywall?

  • Composite Decking Update

    Forget “no maintenance”: These products require periodic cleaning and upkeep to prevent mold stains.