The Problem: A multi-story 10 floor residential UK Council housing block of flats was experiencing leaks in the copper and PVC drain lines that ran from the kitchen sink, bathroom basin and bath to the main waste riser. Branch lines were typically 1.5” and 2” ID with multiple bends. An attempt at conventional repairs and partial pipe replacement proved very difficult, hard to access and involved long periods of disruption, mess, dust and noise associated with the significant cut outs and repairs to the structure and fabric of the building.
Built in the late 1960’s, this 28 story, city center, Chicago high rise consisting of 144 residential units was faced with piping challenges including brown/rusty water and leaky pipes.
At the time it seemed that a repipe was the only option that was available. Not satisfied with that option the HOA Board with the property manager sought out ePIPE.
Site visits were completed, prices and project scheduling were negotiated. However a significant hurdle still lay ahead:\ Approval in the City of Chicago for the ePIPE process.
Fireside is a garden-style apartment complex with eight buildings containing 236 apartment units. The property was experiencing pinhole leaks throughout its copper piping system. Fireside needed a cost-effective way to solve the problem with leaky pipes without the long construction times, mess and hassle often associated with a repipe.
A local apartment complex was experiencing pinhole leaks in its piping system.
Property Owners face big decisions when leaks and corrosion exist in the piping systems of their rentals. Traditional repipe methods are destructive. Having water off 3 overnight would require the placement of tenants in a hotel or other facility in order to ensure running water.
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ACE DuraFlo® recently completed the restoration of supply and return lines for a cooling tower at a 12 story condominium project located in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C.
The Problem: The Vista Del Lido, built in 1960, was the first bay front high-rise building approved in the City of Newport Beach. Exceptional maintenance has kept the exterior of this charming 40-unit condominium building looking as good as the day it was built, however the 48 year old plumbing infrastructure was beginning to show its age.
The Phoenix Apartment Building was previously known as Park Place Towers. This property consists of three 10 story apartment buildings with 450 units. The previous ownership group managed the building for many years but as the property began to show its age they decided to look for a buyer. The interested group was Federal Capitol Partners and The Donaldson Group. Federal Capitol Partners and The Donaldson Group purchase properties that may have seen better days. They renovate the properties and then look to sell the property. One might say they “flip” apartment buildings.
The Faire Rivage Condominiums are located on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. The beach front complex was built in 1989 and consists of 33 privately owned condominiums.
The Anacapa View Condominiums, located along Surfside Drive, are just ¼ block back from the beach and within walking distance from the historic Hueneme Pier. Built in 1974, the gated community consists of 201 units housed in 12 buildings.
The Problem: Faced with the grim reality of needing to replace a deteriorating and failing piping system in the Clairemont Apartments, The property management was anxious to find an alternative. Having already replaced the original piping in 1974, this 51-unit historic building was again experiencing low flow and leaks due to corrosion. The leaks were causing property and drywall damage and repair work was very costly. The pipe failures required frequent water shut downs while repairs were made, which was inconveniencing the residents.