Condo Selects NuFlow for In-Building Trenchless Pipe Retrofit
Palm Place Condominium: Sanitary Drain Stack Rehabilitation
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Situation: The six-story building has sanitary drain stacks that consists of 360 feet of 3” and 720 feet of 4” cast iron pipe. The 28-year-old stacks were failing due to heavy corrosion and scale buildup.
Solution: NuFlow cleaned and retrofitted the sanitary drain stacks with our seamless, protective liner. A repipe could not be considered as an option because of the destruction it would cause. NuFlow’s solution did not cause destruction of the building or disruption to residents.
NuFlow successfully completed a pipe-retrofitting project at Palm Place Condominium using trenchless technology developed specifically for pipes inside buildings. The pipe system was rehabilitated with the patented NuFlow process by pulling seamless structural liners into the existing pipes, avoiding costly and disruptive replacement. This minimally invasive solution repairs pipes in place through existing access points, without the need to reach the entire pipe through drywall, ceilings, finished floors, or concrete structures.
Project: Retrofit sanitary drain stacks in the multi-story condominium.
Customer: Palm Place Condominium Association, the association for the 6-story complex.
Site: Palm Place Condominium, Sarasota, Florida, a 36-unit seasonal residential condominium built-in 1982.
System: Sanitary drain stacks comprised of 360 feet of 3” and 720 feet of 4” cast iron pipe. The stacks are 28 years old and located behind drywall and concrete.
Situation: Heavy corrosion and scale buildup inside the six-story building’s sanitary stacks was causing failure. A pipe retrofit was chosen to avoid inevitable future issues with the aging cast-iron drains.
Solution: NuFlow was selected to rehabilitate the building’s failing drain stacks in-situ, while a repipe was not even considered due to the destruction and subsequent renovation that would be required to access and replace the pipes. With the system dry, NuFlow removed all buildup and corrosion, returning the pipes back to their original diameter. NuFlow rehabilitated the pipes in 60-foot lengths with the patented NuFlow process by pulling a seamless structural liner into place through access points on the roof and the first-floor parking levels, greatly extending the pipes’ useful life.
“We wanted to avoid the inconvenience of removing wallboard in the owners’ units and the damage that would incur. NuFlow’s procedure allowed us to minimize all these issues. We chose NuFlow because they seemed to be the most professional and qualified. Since the work was done, everything has been working very well.”
– Michael McCarty, Board President, Palm Place Condominium