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The Home Ecosystem and Emecole

Many experts in the concrete industry have used Emecole's line of premium products to repair concrete for years.  Some people may not know that in addition to having some of the best concrete repair products available today, Emecole is forging the way to improving our home ecosystems.  An ecosystem is the relationship between a community of living organisms in a particular area and its nonliving environment.  Our homes have ecosystems, and it may come as a surprise that they may not be healthy.  Here is a look at just a few of the factors that can negatively affect a home ecosystem and how Emecole can help improve your overall Home Health.

The Emecole Home Ecosystem 

Soil Gases and Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring soil gas that is emitted as radioactive material is broken down in the soil under and around our homes.  It is the number one cause of lung cancer in non smoking Americans.  Studies suggest it can be especially harmful to young children and even cause damage to a fetus, but there are steps we can take to remediate radon to safe indoor levels. It must be sealed from your home and ventilated.  Visit our radon prevention page for more information and ways you can protect your home ecosystem from the dangers of radon gas.


Black/Toxic Mold

Mold can have a very negative affect on a home ecosystem.  According to the EPA, mold in a home is most commonly caused by excess moisture from concrete, crawlspaces, humidifiers and foundation cracks.  They report the only way to control mold is to control moisture.  Molds need a food source, warmth (between 40 and 100 degrees) and moisture to survive.  By eliminating just one of the three, mold will not be able to live.  Molds such as Strachybotrys Atra, commonly referred to as black mold, can be very dangerous.  They cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, skin irritation, sore throat, rhinitis and trigger asthma symptoms.  Some People are more sensitive to mold than others including children and the elderly and can have much more severe reactions such as fever and lung infections.  According to BlackMoldRemovalGuide.com, black mold is responsible for more than 100 types of lung conditions, but worst of all, Strachybotrys Atra can cause respiratory bleeding which can be fatal to infants. Read our Consequences of Basement Mold Growth article for more information or visit our Emecole Mold Prevention page for steps you can take to prevent mold. 


Money Saving, energy efficient Emecole Products

Home Energy

There are many ways we can reduce home energy consumption.  Sealing around windows and doors and lowering the thermostat in the winter are just a few easy steps we can all take to lower our energy consumption. Emecole has a number of solutions that can help ease the pain of high energy bills while protecting our home ecosystem.  We have systems that not only seal basements and crawlspaces, but insulate as well.  The eco friendly materials used in our sealing systems reflect heat back into the home causing less natural gas and electricity consumption. Take a look at our energy conservitive and eco-friendly products.