How does this work?


The DRYMATEC patented method is based on the electro-physical principle of displacing moisture from masonry and similar building foundation materials through electrical impulses.

Advantages of this method:

- One week after installation and operation the results can be measured with substantial reduction of moisture content.

- Installation in most cases is straight forward with minimal disruption or damage to existing building and finishes. The location of anode pins and main unit are designed based on initial no cost inspection and analysis with state of the art micro wave moisture detector and computer program. Care and consideration is given to existing finishes and routing of cables and firmly fixing anode pins. Century homes, high end finishes and historical buildings in most cases can be worked on with minimal detriment and disturbance.

- On the typical and average installation the Drymatec system is usually priced at about 50% less when compared to other methods.

- Installation is quick and typically takes one to two working days. Depending on existing finishes and the time required to protect existing the installation may take up to three or four working days.

- Exterior foundation walls ( field stone, clay/masonry brick, cement block, reinforced concrete) and concrete floor slab ( typical industry thickness) are dried and moisture content is verified with micro wave moisture analyzer.

- Average yearly electrical power consumption is about 5 KW.

- Standard 10 year warranty on main unit and installation is included. Purchase of extended warranty is available as a separate to the original purchase agreement.

- The Drymatec system is suitable for the following applications but not limited to, residential houses, century homes, historical buildings and churches, public buildings, prefabricated buildings, manufacturing and warehouse buildings , where moisture and water is a problem.

Basically how it works:

1. When a building is first built there exists a vertical and horizontal separation between the building and the ground on which it sits on. A theoretical positive potential line just above the first floor is deemed to exist. Ground water (via capillary action) is deemed to be held back due to the assumed water proofing of the exterior side of the foundation walls. The building is in a state of positive potential.
2. Over a period of time (years) the exterior layer of water proofing on the foundation walls starts to deteriorate as a result of salts contained in the ground soil and water. It is proven scientifically that the harmful salt ions such as nitrates, chlorides, sulfates and phosphates are negative. As these salts migrate with the water into the foundation wall and are wicked upward (capillary action) the foundation wall takes on a negative potential. As the foundation wall absorbs more water and salts the theoretical zero potential line start to rise upwards. This in turn allows the water in the foundation walls to rise up and seep into the basement.
3. To achieve (return to) the original theoretical positive potential line and lower it, a positive pin is inserted to the foundation wall. This pin is positively charged by the wall mounted control unit. This wall now serves as the anode, positive pole. The soil around the exterior of the basement now acts as the cathode, negative pole. A stainless steel ground (earth) rod is driven into the basement floor and is negatively charged by the wall mounted control unit.
4. The general accepted theory is that electric current will flow from positive + to negative -.
5. The Drymatec System consists of: - a permanently wall mounted 110 volt control unit. - a permanently wall mounted ferrite antenna connected to control unit. - stainless steel control electrodes (anodes) permanently installed in wall(s). - aluminum measuring points to check moisture content permanently installed in walls. - 1 meter long stainless steel ground rod (cathode) permanently installed below floor slab.
6. Summary of how it works: The control unit is permanently fastened to the wall and is powered by a dedicated 110 volt outlet. The Ferrite antenna and stainless steel electrodes are built into the walls of the building and connected to the control unit with coaxial cables. The Ferrite antenna transmits the frequency of 14kHz, which leads to the decomposition of water molecules to the anions and cations. Stainless steel pins are powered separately by a positive voltage (control unit) and serve as the anode (+ pole). Soil and masonry serve as the cathode (-pole). Their purpose is to move (facilitate) the water/moisture back into the ground from where it came. Aluminum measuring pins are located in the building, readily accessible to measure/check the state and progress of dehydration.