Our Difference

INDEPENDENT / Hands On

Chuck Dewald Structural Drying Academy is a cut above the rest when it comes to drying training, consulting, and equipment rental. We offer several distinct advantages over the competition, including:


Training Classes and Consulting Services

  • We were the first hands on drying school in the world and we have been operating since 1998. It all started here!
  • We are the Only Truly unbiased and independent training facility with no ties to any equipment manufacturers or distributors. If we tell you it is the best, then you need to look at it.
  • We test and evaluate all the industry’s equipment and drying methods to distinguish between which works the best and which do not measure up to our rigorous standards. We are the Consumer Reports for the restoration industry.
  • We have all the Proof behind all of our testing for the equipment we recommend and drying methods we teach.
  • We are constantly testing and researching looking for more efficient and profitable methods for drying and ways of making the equipment better.
  • You will take the guess work out of your drying methods by gaining tremendous confidence in your abilities.

Only here will you learn about the industry’s most accurate evaporation formula (developed by Chuck Dewald III) and how to use it every day on ever loss. E3 will help you

  • Make sense out of your psychrometric logs.
  • Know if your drying strategies are working or not each day of the loss.
  • Know when and what changes need to be made to your drying strategy.
  • Determine which drying equipment technologies will work best in all conditions.
  • Calculate and determine which conditions will dry the fastest and how much faster.
  • Predict drying times.

A Wealth of Experience

  • With our long and distinguished business history, there’s virtually no drying scenario that our team of experts haven’t seen before. We’ve worked on hundreds of projects and each case had its own set of challenges.
  • When you train with us, we’ll help you cut newbie corners so you’ll know exactly what to do in your own practice when the time comes. Eliminate guesswork by learning from us and absorbing our proven methodology that’s based on real-world challenges.
  • We have been doing restoration field work for 20 years and have experienced all sizes and types of losses
  • Total Transparency and Zero Bias – We’re not affiliated with any manufacturer of drying equipment and supplies. When you sign up with us, you can expect 100% honest recommendations on what to use and how to use it.
  • Experiential Learning – Chuck Dewald Structural Drying Academy guarantees that by the time you’re done learning with us, you’ll be ready to take on the most demanding drying jobs out there. We don’t train students by simulating drying scenarios in labs: we take you on real tasks so that you can see (and feel) first-hand how pros do it.

Contact us today and find out why we are vastly preferred by insurance firms, adjusters and restoration service providers when it comes to structural drying training. Drop us a line via the form or call us 317-723-8000 up to speak to one of our staff members.

Testimonials / Reviews and Videos

“It is a GREAT SCHOOL!!!!! You WILL learn a ‘best practice’ for structural drying! Listen and learn! You will also be introduced to E3! Don’t know what that is? Go to this event and learn!”
Barry Costs

“Best class I’ve ever taken.”
Joey Harper

“If you actually want to learn the complete dynamics of drying the right way; hands down this is the class you need to be in. There are so many things I could rant and rave about but this program is so well run and thorough that you will have no issues applying what you have learned from Chuck to your arsenal of tools. GO TO THIS CLASS!”
Cameron Culpepper

“I had very little to no drying experience. What I really liked and appreciated about the class was that, even though there was a lot of information and numbers, Chuck was able to explain it so that made sense. I thought I would be very confused but I can say that I have a very good understanding of what it truly takes to dry out a job. I understand what the numbers mean, where they should be each day and what to look for if they are not. I highly recommend taking the class. You will definitely benefit from Chuck’s knowledge and his time.”
Tony Steward

“Coming into this class, I had no clue about anything. I’m on my last day and I must say I have learned so much! Chuck, Dave, and his wonderful staff has made this the best experience I have ever had when it comes to training. I will definitely recommend all of our adjusters and contractor friends to this class. It’s a MUST HAVE!!!”
Ashley Washington

“I recently attended Chuck’s drying academy. It was a fantastic experience. The principles used in this course will insure you are drying structures properly and in the most efficient manner. Even if you are new to mitigation/drying or have been doing this for 10+ years, I highly recommend you attend this academy. Chuck’s E3 principle is outstanding.”
Jaron Dishner

“An unbelievable learning experience!!! Chucks E3 concept is brilliant! I am recommending all in restoration to take part in the Chuck Dewald Advanced Drying School to experience a “Best Practice” application in drying!”
Barry Costa

“I have 25 years in this business and have attended this class many times. When you leave you not only know how to dry a structure but why it works. No other class like it.”
Al Bradham

“Chuck III did an amazing job teaching this course!! I recommend anyone in the Restoration industry taking this class!”
Scott Lindeen

“Excellent class! Amazing facility and awesome instructor! If you want to learn how to properly dry a structure, you need to come to this class and learn from the best!”
Robert Hidajat

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