Mold is a common fungus that lurks all around us—it’s even in our homes and businesses. Even if you've never had a water leak or flood, you may have some mold in your space—basements, attics and other cool, damp spaces are common breeding grounds. Mold can pose a serious health hazard when present in your indoor breathing air.
It’s important to be proactive about treating and preventing mold and mildew before it evolves and causes major structural or health problems. Natural Stone by Everlast® Epoxy uses proprietary VaporVent Technology to outsmart mold and mildew in homes, businesses and other facilities.
Hazards Associated with Mold
Mold isn't just an annoyance—it can cause serious physical symptoms that range from uncomfortable to dangerous, including:
- Eye irritation
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Skin irritation
- Lung infections
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Respiratory illness in children
In addition to endangering the health of your family, customers and employees, indoor mold is also known to cause extensive damage to the structure of your home or business, leading to expensive repairs.
Why Concrete Doesn't Protect Against Mold
Water is the biggest culprit associated with mold development. That means concrete basement floors—which are made from water—are one of the main breeding grounds for toxic mold growth.
Concrete, by its nature, is a very permeable substance. Without the proper vapor barrier installed under the concrete slab, water rises up from the ground through hydrostatic pressure and easily passes through concrete slabs, saturating them with moisture. Even if it appears to be completely dry, a concrete basement floor is almost always damp. Covering the concrete with carpeting, tile, paint, wood or vinyl can worsen the problem, trapping moisture into the surface and furthering the growth of mold and mildew.
The Modern Solution for Mold and Mildew
Unlike any other concrete covering on the market, Natural Stone by Everlast Epoxy uses a proprietary VaporVent Technology to create a fully breathable and porous epoxy aggregate. This means:
- Moisture easily evaporates off the concrete’s surface, keeping it dry and preventing mold growth
- Spills, leaks and even flooding can all be thoroughly removed with a shop vac, leaving no trace of moisture behind
Get Clean, Healthy Air for Your Family, Employees, and Customers
Natural Stone by Everlast Epoxy is surprisingly affordable, and eliminates the need to pay for future repairs and replacements. Click or call for a FREE estimate, or to get more details about how Natural Stone permanently prevents mold and mildew.