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The Problem: 

A Homeowners Association of 222 homes was experiencing pinhole leaks in the plumbing systems. The community built in 1990 was spending in excess of $250,000 a year chasing leaks and the damage associated with the leaks.

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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.

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The Problem: 

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.

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The Problem:

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Problem: 

Built in the late 1960s, this 200 unit residential project was experiencing pinhole leak after pinhole leak in its copper water supply system. Upon investigation, it was found that failure of the copper piping system was widespread, and corroded piping was affecting both hot and cold water lines. No single area of piping was immune to the effects of the pinholing. While questions as to the cause of such widespread failure remain, both managers and owners quickly came to the conclusion that a complete repiping of the entire building might be necessary.

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The Problem: 

With a major overall upgrade slated for this income producing property the owner was faced with a real dilemma. Part of the overall upgrade program included provision to re-pipe the buildings. To re-pipe the buildings would mean massive tenant disruption, loss of income and extraordinary reconstruction costs. The owner, who previously had ACE DuraFlo® restore the piping system in a Los Angeles area complex, knew he had the answer to the re-piping challenges he was facing in San Jose. On the San Jose project, a consortium headed by the Bank of America had to review and approve all methods of reconstruction. Upon presentation they approved the ACE DuraFlo® system - finding it economical, less disruptive than a re-pipe and a long-term solution.

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The Problem: 

The Waterford Condominium in Kensington, MD is a 149 unit, 14 story high-rise building that was experiencing pinhole leaks in its copper domestic water system. The condominium needed a cost-effective way to solve the problem of leaky pipes without the cost, construction times and destruction often associated with a traditional re-pipe.

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The Problem: 

The Olive Tree Apartments in Van Nuys, CA was experiencing pinhole leaks throughout the 154 unit complex. The complex, originally built using galvanized pipe for its potable water piping, was repiped with copper pipe, just 10 years ago. The owners were shocked when the 10 year old copper pipe recently started experincing pinhole leaks throughout the property.

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The Problem:

Soon after the opening in 2004, the copper drinking water piping systems began to have pinhole leaks, progressing to the point of 3 to 5 leaks per week with repairs costing roughly $150,000 annually.

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The Problem:

Water where it should not be

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The Problem: 

A 114 unit Home Owners Association located in Laguna Niguel, Southern California was spending thousands of dollars each month repairing leaks in the potable water piping and the water damage it was causing in resident’s homes. A method of Chloramine water treatment by local water utilities was thought to be adding to the problem of leaky pipes.

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The Problem:

A local Housing Authority was experiencing repeated leaks in the piping system of one of their Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties. Property Owners and government agencies of rental properties face big decisions when leaks and corrosion exist in the piping systems of their rentals. Traditional repipe methods are destructive. Having water off overnight would require the placement of tenants in a hotel or other facility in order to ensure running water.

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Serena Vista is located near picturesque Tropic Isle Harbor and is only minutes away from the Atlantic beach. Built in 1973, this well kept 2-story Condominium in Delray Beach, Florida was suffering leaks and corrosion in their galvanized water piping.

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The Problem:

The Trianon Condominium is one of the few intracoastal buildings in West Palm Beach and each of the condo units share pristine views of the water and Palm Beach Island. Having a cooling tower/water source heat pump A/C system in Florida means it must be in good repair to deal with Florida’s heat and humidity. Proper water treatment had not been maintained at the Trianon. After finding and repairing a split in their condenser piping, they noticed the overall condition on the piping was failing.

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The Problem:

As one of the tallest condos on the Pinellas beaches, Redington Towers stands high above all others in the area in both stature and luxury. Leaks from their old galvanized risers would have to go, so they looked for answers. The Board could have decided to replace the leaking risers, which would mean tearing up their walls and core drilling floors to remove and replace their failing risers. After talking with other condo associations in the area, they found the same proven solution to their problem that numerous condos and school districts across Florida choose for safely restoring their piping.

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The Problem:

A 41 unit apartment building in San Diego, CA was experiencing pinhole leaks. Chloramines in the water supply have been eating away at all types of piping systems at an epidemic rate, and Southern California is one of the nation’s hot spots for pinhole leaks.

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The Problem:

Many HOA's face failing pipes, pinhole leaks, and steep remediation costs associated with water damage from leaks. The monthly leak repair costs associated with chasing leaks can cost associations thousands of dollars per month, and are only a "band-aid" fix until the next leak springs up.

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The Problem:

Built in 1961, this condominium property located in Arlington, Virginia, was experiencing pinhole leaks in its piping system.

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The Problem:

Somerset House in Chevy Chase, Maryland is a 16 story residential high-rise that was experiencing pinhole leaks in its copper domestic water system. The condominium needed a cost-effective way to solve the problem of leaky pipes without the expense, construction times and destruction often associated with a traditional re-pipe.

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The Problem:

Many homeowners have experienced the plague of pinhole leaks in their copper piping systems. Traditional methods of leak repair are destructive and can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in temporary repairs.

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The Problem:

Sunrise Senior Living in Severna Park, MD is a 137 home property with both assisted and independent living accommodations for seniors. The copper piping system was experiencing pinhole leaks and signs of corrosion which were causing disruption to residents and recurring maintenance costs. The property wanted a solution that would protect them from future leaks while meeting the needs of their residents with the least amount of disruption to their daily routines.

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The Problem:

The domestic water supply in the region is highly corrosive to copper piping. By the late 1990’s, the Marriott property had become mired in extensive erosion and pinhole leakage throughout the copper system. Originally constructed in the early 1980’s, the piping throughout the building had reached a point of critical failure after just 20 years of use. Management was faced with the prospect of complete system replacement, and all of the challenges related to relocating an elderly and sensitive population around the building while such a project would be completed. To further complicate the issue, the extended care facility in the building was subject to state regulations that have significant operational limitations relative to water interruptions and building renovations – the nursing care areas had to remain functionally and largely unaffected if the project were to occur. Fortunately, the Chief Engineer of the facility had read an article in a Hotels Engineers Association publication featuring the ePIPE system.

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