Dehumidifiers in Construction

The moisture content of the structure may rise to a level at which decay organisms may grow, or the materials themselves may be adversely affected. For example, timber skirting boards or built-in bonding timbers along the base of walls may become infected and decayed by dry rot, wet rot, weevils or woodworm.

In very damp conditions, the inorganic materials may lose their structural strength. This occurs most spectacularly with walls made of cob (earth) soaked with water. Damp conditions on the surface of walls, particularly in conjunction with condensation, allow the growth of moulds both on the surface and within porous or fibrous materials, such as wallpapers or carpets fitted against the base of the wall. Not only is this aesthetically unacceptable and damaging to finishes, but it can pose a significant health hazard to occupants. Where evaporation takes place, the deposition of soluble salts on the surface or within the pores of materials can cause aesthetic and structural damage.

This can all be reduced dramatically by using our dehumidifiers for the relevant steps during construction, thus speeding up productivity, and saving time and money for the future maintenance of the structure.

The CFW 80L is easy to use and comes with strong wheels and a handle making it easily portable. It includes electronic controls with automatic intelligence defrost, auto-restart, operational timer, continuous drainage and a built-in water pump. It is effective at controlling moisture and preventing damp and condensation. Particularly suitable for use in industrial processes, construction, warehouses, electrical control rooms etc.

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Space feels mildly damp, increased risk for mould & dust mites, isolated damp problems, condensation droplets may appear.


Space feels damp, condensation droplets may appear, has a musty odour only in humid weather.


Space feels very damp and has a musty odour, especially in humid weather. Damp spots may appear on walls and floor.


Space feels and smells wet. Walls or floor sweat, or seepage is present.


Walls sweat and floor is almost always wet.

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