It’s a big challenge to keep a complex building site warm and dry. Some heating systems are ineffective, some are unsafe or unreliable, and others prohibitively expensive; but if adequate solutions aren’t found, work already undertaken can degrade, expenses increase and project deadlines can be missed.
When the wet weather sets in, maintaining a dry, ambient climate is critical to project progress on site. Activities such as floor laying and plastering can be delayed, and works can be compromised by the effects of damp air. By selecting an effecting heating solution from day 1, you can keep your project on track and within budget.
To ensure you have an effective ‘drying-out’ programme, RVT strongly recommend following the Effective Heating Triangle methodology;
- Apply Warmth - Heat raises the room temperature and so lowers the relative humidity of the air. This allows the air to absorb more water from surrounding surfaces.
- Maintain Air Movement – Air movement across a substrate draws the water to the surface, where it evaporates.
- Dehumidification – Dehumidification extracts water from the air, so that it cannot be reabsorbed back into the walls and floors.
RVT offer a wide range of heating and drying-out solutions, including; electric heaters, indirect oil-fired heaters, dehumidifiers and monitoring equipment.
NEW! RVT have just introduced a brand-new Temperature and Relative Humidity Monitor; this enables you to closely monitor your building and determine the right time to introduce or increase heating. Learn more.
Not sure how much heat you require for your drying-out programme? Use our heating calculator.
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