Arcbuild Insurances technical drying teams are leaders in the construction industry, solving moisture problems ranging from extensive rain water intrusion to more complex issues like wet area coating applications. We understand the competitive nature of the industry and the importance of meeting construction deadlines. Our goal is to help with entire construction process and to stay within financial and time constraints.
We deploy a team of project managers, operations managers and skilled technicians – immediately after receiving a call. Through years of experience, we have a vast amount of information relating to problematic building materials. Using the latest technologies, we can precisely measure the level of moisture present and provide a comprehensive plan of action that will most effectively get you back in business.
As an active participant in the construction industry, and a Board Member of the Master Builders Association (MBA), we work with architects, engineers, construction specialists and owners to ensure the best possible outcome for your construction project.
Typically we use a combination of equipment for our drying projects such as:
Refrigerant Dehumidifier - Working on the principle of condensation, warm moist air passes over cold coils, moisture condenses on the coils and forms droplets that are collected. This involves high airflow and temperature/humidity controls.
Desiccant Dehumidifiers – Creating a low vapour pressure they use the absorption principle of removing moisture from the air and in turn drying out the surrounding material. Desiccant advantages include more efficient operation at lower relative humidity below 20% relative humidity and lower temperatures. Disadvantages include the high cost of the units and high energy consumption and they must be vented to the exterior of the building.
Common building materials we are called on to dry are:
- Floor coverings
- Plaster and paint
- Building exterior
- Wood floors