Drying of Wet Trades
Accelerating the Drying of Wet Trades
Construction projects can be delayed due to excess levels of moisture and high levels of humidity present within a building that is undergoing construction. Wet trades are often used during the laying of concrete and screed. The application of plasterwork is also a normal part of the construction process. However, if there are delays in the overall construction schedule, the natural drying process of these materials may be compromised, particularly if the completion date now falls with the winter months.
Adverse weather conditions at any time of the year can extend building construction schedules and therefore result in delays in the completion of building projects. Increased moisture levels within a building can be caused by colder and damper weather conditions, or ingress of rain water due to poor sealing of the building during construction work. Not only can this incur the construction company greater building costs, it may mean that they are subject to financial penalties for not completing a construction project on time.
The introduction of a professionally created drying regime to accelerate the natural drying of wet trades, can help to overcome these types of problems. Installing temporary drying equipment can result in drastically reducing drying times and can provide several other benefits:
- Other building trades can commence their work earlier
- Avoiding the need to introduce liquid-based Damp Proof Membrane (DPM) products
- Meet designated completion deadlines
- Reduction of overall construction costs