The MPS system is  unique and specifically designed for the individual asset. The system works by placing anodes that run using low voltage charge driven from a control box between negative and positive electrodes within the building. In effect this creates an electrical field within the structure and an electrical field in the surrounding earth. Water held within the capillaries becomes ionised thus resulting in the water traveling toward a negative cathode located outside the asset. This movement is both stronger than gravity and capillary action.

The MPS System has proven track record in preventing the penetration of water in extreme locations including a turbine chamber with pressure of 600 meters head of pressure, (60 bar). Thus an impenetrable virtual membrane shield is created around the outside of the structure providing a permanent solution. The structure will remain dry for its residual design life and beyond, provided the power to the MPS System is switched on.

how the mps system works

horizontal capillary action through walls


1. Identification of the water ingress problem.

2. Feasibility study to determine the suitability of the installation.

3. Provide a proposal and quotation.

4. Design the layout.

5. installation of the MPS System.

6. Commissioning.

7. On going monitoring until results achieved.
8. Guarantee issued.

mps Installation process

The MPS System is an evolutionary technology built upon established scientific theory. It gives new life to existing structures, avoids expensive  reconstruction  and allows a broad field of applications in concrete structures.

   Concrete and brick masonry structures consist of a mass containing capillary formations. A common form of water ingress into basement structures is through capillary action. Water penetrates in to the concrete through  voids  and  cracks  and  travels  along the capillaries  using a  similar mechanism  as plants and trees receive and  distribute water. 

 The MPS System waterproofs both new and existing structures using a series of complex, low voltage, positive and negative pulsating charges passed through electrodes in the form of anode w ire strategically placed within the structure. The pulsating charge creates an electromagnetic force which actively repels water within the capillary to the groundwater behind without producing any interference to other electrical, electronic and communication equipment. The MPS System is capable of withstanding 60 barg water pressure at 0.2 mm crack width. As such, it can prevent mould and bacteria growth on walls and radon gas ingress from underground water systems.



  In 1807, the German professor F.F Reiss, who was living in Russia discovered the theory and principles behind the movement of liquids in capillary structures.  The Ernst brothers in Switzerland discovered how to move fluids in capillary structures through applying an electrical charge between a cathode and electrode in 1930 principles behind the movement of liquids in capillary structures.  The theoretical principles behind the effect was established by E. Franke in 1962.  Subsequent experiments to move water in concrete failed. It is believed that the development was for passive reverse osmosis.  In 1987, the Norwegian inventor Kjell Aage Utklev discovered that a pulsating current would continue to transport water in concrete for as long as the current was applied.  This was developed into the MPS system by Kjell Aage Utklev utilizing the principles of a Active Reverse Osmosis Pulse. Hydrotech Asia Limited holds the intellectual property of this invention and Hydrotech UK is the only authorized MPS agent in Europe.

mps requirements

MPS is compatible with a capillary structure i.e. masonry, concrete, brick etc.
 The system will not work on free flowing water through cracks. Remedial measures to stem the water will have to be carried out in conjunction with the system.
 The MPS system works through the ability of connecting to the water source.
 Vapor tight membranes or finishes cannot be applied on the inside of the dry wall. The system must be allowed to evacuate air from the dry side of the structure.

history of mps