Published on March 14, 2016 · Category News
Aquapol, a European company with a 30 year track record in tackling the problem of rising moisture in historical buildings, has arrived in the U.S. The company already has more than 50,000 installations worldwide.

It offers a truly revolutionary solution to the age-old problem of rising moisture in buildings. Unlike more traditional solutions that involve disruptive masonry work, Aquapol has come up with a space-age solution that initially had the skeptics scratching their heads in disbelief.

The solution? A device the size of a cake tin with no moving parts, no electrical connections, no batteries and no need for extensive masonry work.

This makes it arguably the greenest solution to rising damp on the market. The device comes with a 20 year warranty.

Aquapol causes water in the walls to be driven back into the ground, as tens of thousands of tests have shown. The system works by reversing the electrical polarity of water molecules in the walls and forcing the water back into the ground. The word Aquapol comes from the Latin “Aqua”, or water, and “pol”, or polarization.

Among the more famous buildings using Aquapol technology are the Vatican, the Budapest parliament building, the Joseph Haydn Museum in Austria, the Greek Oriental Church in Vienna, and Schlatt Castle in Germany. There are also several installations in the U.S., including the Celebrity Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Aquapol USA sales executive Warren Bruckmann says a common problem in historical buildings in the U.S. is the fact that vapor barriers (intended to keep moisture from rising through the ground and into the walls) tend to deteriorate with age. “Once the vapor barrier has been punctured or degraded, there is nothing to stop the water rising from the ground. Traditional methods of handling this do not last, and building owners find they have to fix the same problem every few years. In fact, all they are doing is masking the problem, because rising moisture attacks the masonry and eventually weakens the foundational integrity of the building. This is why Aquapol is such a revolutionary solution.”

The Aquapol technology is based on long-lost discoveries of scientific genius, Nicola Tesla (1856-1943), inventor of the alternating current, fluorescent lamp, radio and wireless communications.

The Aquapol inventor, Wilhelm Mohorn, came up with the solution after observing Tesla’s discoveries concerning the properties of water and naturally occurring energy fields within the earth and air. Mohorn was given Austria’s highest award, the Kaplan medal, for his research and invention of the Aquapol system.

Conventional solutions for rising moisture involve removal of the affected plaster and paint, and in some cases the application of a salt neutralizer, followed by the installation of a vapor barrier. This is a hugely disruptive and costly process for the landlord and tenant.

The Aquapol system dries out buildings within 6 to 36 months, depending on the materials used in construction and whether the building has previously been damp-proofed (which can slow the drying out process).

Every Aquapol installation is preceded by a free damp analysis, followed by the preparation of a comprehensive report and damp eradication plan with details of work and costs. The dehydration is then achieved by the installation of a specific Aquapol device, which must be located in exactly the right spot according to a series of different measurements and salt tests using samples taken from different areas of the walls in the building.

Aquapol is the both eco-friendly and physiologically beneficial to inhabitants of buildings where the units are installed.

Scientific studies carried out by Professor K. A. Lotz, a leading German scientist in the area of building biology, proved astonishingly positive effects from the Aquapol system: “Interviews with people who had an Aquapol device installation in their room, revealed the following biological effects:  better sleep and well-being, (and) a better room climate, even in geologically disturbed houses,” according to the research.

“There is a large body of research showing the adverse effect on the health of individuals occupying buildings with rising damp,” says Bruckmann. “It can aggravate asthma, lung conditions and overall physical well-being.

“We have scores of case studies showing the beneficial effects on health and well-being of building occupants following the installation of Aquapol. This, however, is an added benefit, and not the main purpose for installing such a device.”

“Rising damp can materially alter the value of a building,” adds Bruckmann. “There are many instances of which we are aware where potential property buyers eventually walked away due to the aesthetic degradation caused by rising damp and the huge cost of the fix up.”

Bruckmann points to another benefit of drying out buildings: lower energy costs. “We have several testimonials from people in the U.S. to the effect that their energy bills reduced after installing Aquapol – in one instance the reduction in monthly energy costs was more than 65%. This doesn’t happen like this in all cases, but we would expect lower energy bills where Aquapol devices are installed, since it is a known fact that a drier building is cheaper to power.”

Contact:

Warren Bruckmann, Aquapol USA Senior Executive Sales:

Mobile: (612) 859-4677

Email: warren@aquapol-usa.com

Michael Clancy, Vice-President New Business Development:

Mobile: (612) 554-1863

Email: michael@aquapol-usa.com