NuFlow Comes to the Rescue After Repiping Nightmare
Princess Del Mar Condominium: Drain Stack Rehabilitation
Location: Marco Island, Florida
Situation: The 13-story, luxury condominium had 22 cracked cast iron vertical sanitary drain stacks. The pipe system is 2,400 feet in length with 2”, 3”, and 4” diameters.
Solution: NuFlow retrofitted the existing pipes Push/Pull-in-Place structural liners, using trenchless and no-dig technology that avoids displacement of tenants, destruction to the building, and expensive restoration costs.
NuFlow successfully completed an inside-infrastructure drain-lining project, rehabilitating multiple aging vertical sanitary stacks. NuFlow used Pull-In-Place structural liners for the job, allowing them to start and stop the liner, as required, inside the piping system.
Project: Sanitary stack rehabilitation in a multi-story condominium.
Customer and Site: Princess Del Mar Condominium Association and their 13-story, 72-unit luxury condominium built in 1979 on the white sand beaches of Marco Island, Florida.
System: Cast iron vertical drain stacks 2, 3, and 4 inches in diameter for a total of 2,400 feet of pipe. The only pipe access points are at the roof vent and first-floor lobby. The majority of the pipes are hidden behind finished drywall or encased in concrete.
Situation: The Princess Del Mar Condominium had 22 cracked and soon-to-fail cast iron sanitary vertical stacks. Prior to contacting NuFlow, the Condominium Association had a contractor completely repipe two of their stacks. The repiping process involved tearing out walls and breaking up concrete. This caused serious tenant occupancy issues as well as problems with dust, debris, and structural damage to the building, not to mention restoration work after the project was completed. Looking for a better option for the remaining 20 stacks, the Association contacted NuFlow.
Solution: The Princess Del Mar Condominium Association contracted NuFlow to structurally reline the remaining cast iron vertical sanitary stacks. Pull-In-Place liners were used in varying lengths to retrofit the existing pipes in place. The NuFlow lining solution prevents further corrosion of the cast iron pipe creating a structural “pipe within a pipe.” The liners are expected to last 50 to 100 years. The NuFlow process avoided the need for tenant displacement, destruction to the building, and expensive restorative costs while preventing future problems.
Aged and failing pipe systems are common in commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. Whether you are experiencing problems now or are interested in preventing the inevitable failure of your plumbing system, NuFlow is available to restore your peace of mind.
“By offering the customer a rotating rehabilitation schedule, we were able to limit the disruption by never lining two bathrooms in the same unit at the same time. This allowed the residents to freely use most of their systems during the entire course of the project which was performed at a time of maximum occupancy.”
– Grant Duxbury, Regional Manager, NuFlow