What is a Certified Moisture Control Contractor?
The mold industry is historically reactive. This means that contractors typically solve existing problems rather than implement moisture controls beforehand.
The Certified Moisture Control Contractor program changes this industry standard.
Using state-of-the-art techniques and flawless supply chain integration, CMCC’s are trained to protect diverse structures from the greatest threat of all—moisture. This proactive approach increases both the structural integrity and the value of the property.
In order to become a CMCC, a company must attend rigorous in-person training seminars and uphold the best standards and practices of the industry. Sunshine was the first CMCC in the Mid-Atlantic region, and served on the development board of the certification program.
A Solution For Every Space
Moisture is one of the biggest threats to both existing and new structures. Our moisture control systems empower our clients to be proactive. When implemented, these systems protect at-risk surfaces from microbial growth and water damage.
Moisture naturally builds up in attics due to household water use, condensation from HVAC, and daytime/nighttime temperature differential that results in repeatedly hitting dew point (which drives an increase in structural moisture content).
We will visually inspect the interior of the attic space, and document the dimensions, temperature, humidity and moisture content of wood members. We will then implement a client specific system that best protects the structure from moisture related issues. An example of such a system is the application of MaxGuard to all visible wood surfaces. By placing a physical antimicrobial-protected barrier between the structure and the environment, both moisture and contaminant control are certain. We also offer ventilation systems for attic spaces.
Basements and Crawl Spaces
Basements and crawl spaces are prime breeding grounds for moisture related issues. To effectively treat these spaces, we lead with a visual inspection. This includes recording the dimensions, temperature, humidity, and moisture content of wood members. Next, we will assess the issue to determine which system best protects the structure. An example of such a system is a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier prevents ground moisture from entering the basement or crawl space. Additionally, EnviroSeal can be applied to protect foundation walls, or a controlled ventilation system can be installed to lower humidity and dew point. All of these solutions can be installed together to form a total solution.
Protecting the exterior of a structure is crucial to preventing the degradation of building facades. It is also the first line of defense when it comes to moisture intrusion. This protective step is often missed, which leads to expensive repair costs down the road. The environmentally friendly water based solution EnviroSeal X4 protects against wind driven rain, freeze/thaw damage in colder climates, and moisture and mold in warmer climates. It has been tested to reduce moisture absorption into building exteriors by 97%. This clear coat solution can be applied to piers and supports, brick, stucco, concrete, lightweight aggregate, fibrous cement, and more.
We will visually assess the interior and exterior of the foundation wall as it is highly susceptible to moisture wicking. During this assessment, we will document the dimensions, temperature, humidity, and moisture content of the foundation wall. These metrics are essential to forming a targeted action plan. MasonryGuard can be applied to both the interior and exterior surface area. This waterproofing product blocks voids and surface pores in block and concrete. Additionally, it covers stains and seals out moisture. When combined with an application of EnviroSeal, this system effectively combats Efflorescence.
Framing is considered an at-risk structure when dealing with moisture related issues. The wood members are subject to a wide variety of factors which can lead to serious problems down the road. We will first determine the dimensions, temperature, humidity, and moisture content of wood members. We will then define the moisture controls needed to achieve the highest quality results. Enviroguard's moisture control systems are designed to protect structural materials in both unconditioned and conditioned spaces. This includes, floors, ceiling joists, rafters, and sub-flooring. As a result, it benefits our clients with a resistant mold and mildew treatment.
Wall and Ceiling Cavities
Have you ever wondered what is going on inside the walls of your structure? Clients can protect moisture from penetrating the structure of their home and degrading porous materials like wood and concrete, by applying a moisture control system. Enviroguard offers many products to protect from changing temperatures that occur when outside temperatures meet the inside conditioned environment.