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The Best Drying Equipment for Your Construction Site

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So many people think that construction is a cut and dry field of work. They think that you design a structure, build the structure and then you are simply finished. This could not be further from the truth. Construction work is a very complex, nuance-filled job to have no matter what part you play. From making sure building materials are up to code to the back-breaking physical labor involved, construction sites are a dangerous and exciting place to be.

One aspect of construction people do not often think about is the need for industrial-style drying equipment. This sort of equipment is necessary for so many reasons! If you have ever worked within a construction site, you know just how wet and damp other equipment can get simply from having to be out in the open air during certain phases of building and planning. Thus, there is a distinct need for a variety of different drying equipment. If you are looking to get better equipment for your construction site or if you are simply curious about this topic, then here are some of the best options for drying equipment.

Forced Air Drying

During a building project on the job site, there are so many different things you need to keep dry. For example, you may think that utilizing the technology that is forced air drying is mainly used for more agricultural jobs such as hemp drying or grain drying. This is not the technology’s only use though. You can use forced air drying machines to keep lumber dry during and after a freak rainstorm on the building site. Or if there is a particularly large amount of moisture in the area in which you are building, such as conditions typical of the Pacific Northwest, you can just use forced air drying machines to constantly keep your lumber from getting too wet. This is important because if you are building with lumber, and that unused lumber gets too wet, you can bleed money from the project through the total loss in thousands upon thousands of dollars in materials from wet wood.

Dehumidification

Lumber is not the only construction material that runs the possibility of taking on too much water and being ruined. Items such as drywall, plywood, strand board, insulation and more run the risk of becoming waterlogged during inclement weather or simply becoming waterlogged because of high humidity in the area of the construction site. One way you can keep the humidity in a space at bay is the utilize industrial-strength dehumidifiers. These machines will cycle through the air in any given space by taking humid air into the machine, extracting the water, and depositing it into a tank which you can then toss out at intervals when it gets full, then cycling out fresh non-humid air. This allows you to do other work while that machine goes non-stop to simply take the water out of the air and keep your materials safe. These are incredibly simple to use as you just plug them into an outlet and can move them around as needed. They do take up a lot of energy and a fair amount of space, so if this is not the option for you, then there is another similar concept with different execution out there.

Drying Room

Drying rooms are a newer sort of construction drying technology. Essentially, this is a designated room with built-in dehumidifiers that are more ergonomically shaped. This entire room is created with one sole purpose in mind: to keep things dry on your job site. Drying rooms can be used for employees’ clothing because everyone knows how grumpy construction site workers will get if their clothes are perpetually wet from the weather. They can also be used for storing unused equipment, such as lumber, drywall, insulation and other at-risk equipment. Utilizing a dry room can also be more cost-effective in the long run! Overall any of these technologies can be applied and put to use at a construction site that needs help keeping things dry.

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