IMG_2130Many people that mold can be a problem for older buildings and homes, but did you know that sometimes this nasty growth has been referred to as the asbestos of new constructions? In Florida as in the rest of the South, preventing mold proliferation in new constructions is paramount for construction firms. Kinley takes great care to prevent mold growth by keeping the following tips in mind.


Site Development

Whenever we are involved in a site development project, we are tuned in to the presence of water. Conducting a thorough soil/hydrology review is vital to ensuring that water isn’t going to pool around the new construction’s foundation and provide a haven for mold growth.

Plumbing Assessment

It only takes moisture and condensation to foster the growth of invasive mold. Our crews and plumbing contractors assess and assess again the plumbing infrastructure’s management of moisture and condensation. By matching the optimum plumbing system with the building type, leaks and moisture can be avoided.

Protection of Materials

Our site managers understand the absolute necessity of protecting moisture-sensitive materials from the elements during the long construction phase. These materials must be installed and then protected so that they are not exposed to moisture that can lead to the development of mold.

Use EPA-Registered Fungicide

When building with any type of cellulose (i.e. wood) product material, it’s a good idea to spray and coat it with an EPA-registered fungicide. This will help protect against mold, which is so rampant in Florida’s humid environment.

A Plethora of Tarps

On the construction site, you can never have too many tarps! These old-fashioned methods of rain-protection work. Our crews use waterproof tarps and plastic sheeting to shield new constructions and materials from rains.

Opt for Steel and Concrete

Whenever possible, it’s advisable to use steel or concrete instead of wood. When using steel beams to frame an attic, for example, it’s going to be more costly, but if you can afford this upgrade, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of mold growth.

These are just a few of the mold-preventative strategies our crews employ when building new constructions. The threat of mold is always present so we are always vigilant and trained to take every precaution necessary to prevent its infiltration in any of our designs. If you’re concerned about mold growth, contact our experts to find out about other methods for warding off this scourge.