Peoria family building non-toxic, mold-free house

By Steve Tarter, http://www.pjstar.com/

MoldfreehomeThe Brooks family has been on a toxic adventure that few would want to endure after a prior home that had hidden mold affected all three of them. Wes, 18, has a hypersensitivity to mold that led to significant health problems. His mom, Donna, said, “It was very serious, he’s our miracle.” Together, they look forward to moving into their new northwest Peoria home that has been built to minimize exposure to harsh fumes and toxic elements given off by common construction materials. Dave Brooks, said they just hope their ordeal can help other families when they are faced with a similar situation.

Brooks, who serves as the general manager of the WCIC-FM radio station in Peoria, ticked off some of the special measures taken with the family’s new home.

“I personally inspected all the lumber used on the project to make sure it was free of mold. We kept all the stacked lumber on site covered while using low-moisture concrete with no fly ash,” he said. “We’re wrapping the whole house with a one-inch layer of foam to reduce condensation potential inside the wall assembly. The whole system is aggressively designed to keep water out of the basement,” said Brooks. Read more

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Posted on May 28, 2015, in Mold and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Most older buildings have mold in them. Usually it is hidden behind the cracks in walls where water damage occurs. However, high sensitivity or too much exposure to it causes serious health problems. I have a friend who is remodeling her home because her son had gotten sick off of mold and asbestos poisoning. Not only is she taking out the water damaged panels on the walls, but she is also taking preventative measures to get rid of the mold all together.

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