The Aquapol building dehydration system is a self-contained rising damp remedy system. It is the latest technical development in handling rising damp.
The heart of the system is a small lampshade-like device hanging from the ceiling or placed in the attic. It uses wireless technology to dry out the building and it can be used for the dehydration of walls both above and below ground level (e.g. cellars, basements, conversions etc.)
Based on simple physical laws, it decreases the capillary adhesion forces between the wall capillaries and water molecules. As a result the wall capillaries will "let go" of the water, which under gravitational pull will flow back into the ground, resulting in the dehydration of the building.
The system also performs the role of a damp proof course (DPC). As long as the system is kept on premises, it will prevent the re-bonding of water on the capillary walls, keeping the building free of rising damp for many decades.
Since its formulation in 1985, the Aquapol system has been installed in over 50,000 buildings worldwide, including many castles, churches, monuments and listed buildings.
Here are some of our UK installations showing the various sized units fitted in a number of different buildings.
Aquapol systems come in several sizes. The largest system can dehydrate buildings of over 1,000 m2 ground floor footprint. Typically, only one Aquapol system is needed per building, but multiple units can be combined to dehydrate larger or odd-shaped buildings.
The dehydration systems are manufactured to very high technical standards and they undergo strict quality checks. Please see below a quick overview of the manufacturing process.