|Algae, Mold and Mildew, If Not Removed, Can Lead to More Problems!|
|Thursday, November 15, 2012|
Algae, Mold and Mildew, If Not Removed, Can Lead to More Problems!
If your airfield is in a humid, hot climate, you have probably noticed dark spots or black streaks occupying areas of your concrete and asphalt. You are not alone and Hi-Lite Markings, Inc., the global leading airfield markings and maintenance contractor, has a resolution to this problem!
The rapid growth of algae, mold and mildew on pavements seems to be a problem that plagues airports around the world. The growth is common in areas that have warmer, humid climates but can also appear in other environments as well. The most common culprit is a blue-green algae that is spread by airborne spores. The gestation of algae, mold and mildew is not only unattractive but it can also become harmful to the pavement it intrudes. Allowing the infestation to cultivate without intervention can eventually lead to the deterioration of airfield surfaces. These organisms are known to hold moisture, which affects anything they adhere to. Over time the locked in moisture begins to compromise the integrity of the pavement it is in contact with. Cleaning the contamination and treating it with a product that kills the algae, mold and mildew is a best practice.