My Name is Tom Geer, I owned a growing restoration company in Montana. The success of our company was due to embracing current technology available to our market. As you may know, “heat drying” is the newest technology to our industry. The key to heat drying is to contain the heated airflow to ONLY the affected areas.
Dilemma 1: An experienced structural dryer knows that underneath the sill plate is one of the most difficult areas to dry. There wasn’t anything on the market that would force heated air under the sill plate. This frustrated me. I tried other systems, but they did not render the results I was looking for. I then went to plastic and tape to create a “drying chamber” at the base of walls. This worked, however, I found myself spending a lot of time setting this up, then again the next day, and the next…tape just didn’t hold to the walls as needed. If it did, it would usually pull paint.
Dilemma 2: I had a job where the basement was framed but there wasn’t any drywall. When I arrived, I found their frozen turkey bobbing in 4 feet of water. The easy part was pumping out the water and dealing with contents. Now, how do you dry studded walls? The airmovers would merely blow the air into the other room, not allowing the heated air to pass the length of the wall. How do you affectively dry this?
Dilemma 3: Commercial applications require a professional appearance, low amperage usage, unobstructed areas, and quiet operation in order to operate drying equipment during business hours.
Dilemma 4: There was NOTHING on the market that would meet my needs of quick, easy set up, and more importantly, address the drying situations I was continually being faced with. So…I built one.
Why the Bear Cave?
SOLVING ALL FOUR dilemmas: The Bear Cave wall cavity drying system is the only piece of equipment on the market that will force heated air flow UNDER the sill plate. It also provides an elevated cfm into the wall cavity itself. It is extremely quick and easy to set up, and STAYS IN PLACE during operation. The Velcro at the top of the 15 ft long unit allows you to place units on both sides of a studded wall and Velcro them together, very effectively creating a “cave” for drying airflow to travel the length of the studded wall. The Velcro at the ends of the units allow for the daisy chaining of multiple units. This is extremely beneficial in the commercial application due to the reduction of required airmovers, and the fact that the Bear Cave DOESN’T MAKE ANY NOISE.
The Bear Cave is 100% MADE IN THE USA
Insurance companies love the Bear Cave because we can now dry under the sill plate and wall cavities without having to remove drywall, repaint surfaces, and often times we don’t even remove base boards.
Quick and easy set up, ability to daisy chain multiple units. Can use heated air source or exhaust from dehumidifier to pressurize unit. The Bear Cave can also be used in a negative pressure application.
Xactimate pricing established as wall cavity drying system (over $100/day)