Stachybotrys (stack-ee-BOT-ris) is one of the many types of fungal molds that can cost your project millions of dollars in insurance claims, legal fees, remediation/replacement costs, and project delays.
Does your construction project have a mold problem? Do you know?
Factors that contribute to the growth of mold getting established in a building prior to completion:
• Misguided “value-engineering” measures that remove quality components resistant to water damage or mold-growth, and omit redundant waterproofing details or flashing components needed to protect vulnerable building components.
• Reduced technical supervision of work by general contrators, increasing segregation of trades, and lack of coordination between trades.
• Apathy or lack of knowledge among some contractors and trades regarding how to sequence work to protect vulnerable components, and how to construct buildings in an orderly and weather-tight manner.
• Delays in construction due to disputes, litigation, and contractor default, or nonperformance that leave moisture-susceptible components exposed to the environment for extended peroids of time.
• The use of building components vulnerable to water damage and capable of sustaining mold growth has become popular over the past few decades.