Problem Addressed

Invasive groundwater, also known as rising damp, is one of the most common problems threatening the integrity and wellbeing of buildings – of any type, in any location. This can accelerate deterioration and increase maintenance costs. The problems caused by this issue include structural damage, health hazards and costly repairs. How can we combat rising damp and humidity in buildings using renewable energy to reduce the health hazards caused by tanking chemicals and mould/fungi?

Solution Overview

DriWay harnesses the energy of the earth’s magnetism to reduce rising damp and remove humidity in buildings.  

The technology solution emits a signal to disturb the intramolecular attraction between the water and silicates in building materials and gravity pushes damp, humidity and condensation down below the structures. It needs no power and it cuts gas and electricity costs. It’s non-invasive: no courses or coatings, just a device secured to the ceiling. It needs very little maintenance and lasts years. It’s a solution to persistent damp, reducing costly maintenance work to repair water damage. 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. 

From an environmental perspective it uses no chemicals or electricity and therefore is significantly kinder to the environment than alternative treatments and can also prolong the integrity of structural materials.  

The DriWay device is a leased service agreement that includes an installation payment and maintenance charge over a multiyear period.  It amounts to about £250/month per device which amounts to a cost of pence per square metre per month. 

Case Study

DriWay devices were installed at Wentworth House, a Grade I listed country house in Rotherham, South Yorkshire (built in 1725-1770).  It has more than 300 rooms, with 250,000 square feet of floorspace.  It suffers from extensive damp which has resulted in bubbling paintwork and dry rot in the cellars.  The DriWay devices have decreased inner wall moisture by 21%, drying out the paintwork and in the tea room and other spaces it is killing off the dry rot in the cellars, that is turning brown and dying back. 

Facts and Figures

£250 /month

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