THE INVASIVE Groundwater PROBLEM
A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PROBLEM
Invasive groundwater and associated damage cost billions of U.S. dollars in building remediation costs incurred by real estate owners and tenants.
Building materials, such as masonry, are porous and consist of millions of microscopic capillary channels. Capillary action describes how water, through molecular attraction, can rise inside these capillaries against the forces of gravity. The same phenomenon can easily be demonstrated in how a sponge can pull water into its voids against the forces of gravity.
Moisture and high humidity accumulation often result in mold, insect infestations, and unpleasant odors.
Non-permanent and expensive remediation methods do not solve the problem; they only temporarily treat the symptoms
Chemicals : Potentially harmful chemicals can add potential health hazards to building occupants and are ineffective after time
Barriers: Waterproofing barriers are expensive and deteriorate over time
The DriWay Technologies solution uses a patented system to inhibit excess water in masonry caused by groundwater rising into building materials by capillary action, also known as rising damp. The technology solution emits a signal to disturb the intramolecular attraction between the water and silicate molecules, preventing the rise of groundwater. The excess water already in the masonry is liberated, allowing it to evaporate. With the DriWay Technologies solution in place, building materials are returned to their natural hydrodynamic equilibrium, and water is prevented from rising into the building structure.
Precise measurement and ongoing data collection provide progress and analytics for our clients including:
Measurements are taken at regular or automatic intervals using industrially-recognized toolsets and methodologies to ensure correct device operation, creating a data-backed picture of long-term trends and progress towards stemming the invasive groundwater.