Published on March 16, 2016 · Category News
Here are a couple of good reasons for drying out your building with Aquapol.

references-schloss-reitenau1A dry building is cheaper to run: That means less maintenance costs and lower energy bills. An Aquapol customer in Springfield, Illinois, reports a 65% reduction in energy bills since the Aquapol device was installed. Another Aquapol customer in Minnesota reports a substantial reduction in energy usage just 3 months after the device was installed. This is to be expected in a dried-out building.

Lower maintenance costs: A wet building is costly to maintain since a high percentage of the maintenance budget is allocated to remediating the effects of damp and crumbling masonry. The typical solution involves masking the problem with a new coat of plaster and paint, but the problem always resurfaces. A couple of years later, the plaster and paint will once again start bubbling and flaking off.

Aquapol is the only permanent solution for handling rising moisture in buildings. We recommend you do not attempt any remodelling work until the building is dried out, which can take anything from 6 to 36 months. Once the building is dry, you can then commence your remodelling of the building, and we will advise you on the best materials to use. Thereafter you can expect lower ongoing maintenance and energy costs.

2 case studies

Let’s look at 2 actual case studies where Aquapol saved the client hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance bills.

  1. A major hotel group in southern Africa was spending roughly $300,000 each year on the maintenance and upkeep of 72 units in its portfolio. Aquapol was installed in all 72 units, reducing the annual maintenance cost to roughly a third of the previous figure. That’s a saving of $200,000 a year in perpetuity, or as long as the Aquapol devices remain installed. The units were dried out in just 9 months in this case.
  2. Aquapol was invited to assess a public sector building where the maintenance team had tried several conventional methods to handle rising moisture, all to no avail. Staff were complaining of fatigue, asthma, skin irritation and general lethargy – to the point where the employer was under threat of being sued for unsafe working conditions. The employer was spending $72,000 a year on maintenance costs for the building, most of this related to the problems caused by rising moisture, such as crumbling masonry, mold and flaking paintwork. Aquapol was installed at a cost of $22,500. Within weeks there was a noticeable decline in health complaints related to the rising moisture, and tests showed that most of the moisture and mold problems had been eliminated in little over a year. On follow-up visits, it became apparent that the maintenance bills had fallen dramatically, coincident with the drying out of the building. The maintenance manager reported a saving of $49,500 for the year after the Aquapol device was installed. This saving just one year after installation is more than double the cost of the Aquapol solution. It is safe to assume that the client can expect lower maintenance costs each year thereafter, so long as the device remains in place.

It is to be expected that Aquapol clients would achieve lower maintenance and energy costs. Our primary objective is to rid your building of rising moisture, but it’s good to know that there are other good reasons to choose Aquapol.

Aquapol is a device the size of a cake tin, with no batteries, moving parts or electrical connections. It has more than 50,000 installations worldwide, and offers an unprecedented 20 year money-back guarantee on the device. The company recently celebrated its 30th year of operation.