Innovative Pipe Remediation Engineer helps Naples Condominium community by leveraging new cost saving lining technology.
Harborside West, is a bay side luxury condominium community, located in Naples, Florida consisting of two buildings that house thirty-eight units each and are seven stories tall. There had been several resident complaints of reoccurring blockages, gurgling sounds, and soap suds. The bigger concern, due to their unique bay side location, was the potential for disastrous sewer leaks into the nearby bay. Knowing this was not a typical plumbing issue, the property manager called Specialized Plumbing Technologies (SPT) to investigate the problems. The investigation revealed a significant plumbing restoration project that demanded the condo association’s immediate attention.
The association needed a solution that would mitigate all sewer infrastructure issues with limited resident interruption and property destruction. SPT had scoped a solution to “Pipe Burst” all the main lines, pulling a new pipe through an existing pipe. As SPT began the project, they found the lateral pipes running into the residential units were cracked. This circumstance left SPT with only one choice: excavating the old pipe infrastructure and replacing with the new infrastructure. This would cause significant property destruction and unwanted resident interruption.
Due to the potential size and impact of the project, the association required a pipe remediation engineer with specialized experience and knowledge to provide both an innovative solution along with scope verification and liability protection. This is when Larry Smith, Principal and Lead Engineer at Pipe Remediation Consultants (PRC), engaged as the owners representative.
Through PRC’s signature “R3 Optimal Remediation Method”: Review, Remediate and Resolution, PRC made a recommendation of a new and innovative pipe remediation technology called Pipe Lining.
The implementation of the Pipe Lining technology allowed for minimal destruction with maximum effectiveness. To verify, the same sewer lines were video inspected ten years later and still rendered the same appearance from the day of the original installation. This reinforced both the success and the longevity of the engineered solution.
Through PRC’s Pipe Lining recommendation, Harborside West reduced their project timeframe by four weeks and saved over 40% in project costs. Most importantly, the solution PRC scoped saved SPT from any resident unit destruction and interruption. “By engaging with Larry Smith and PRC,” states Justin Mizell, Principal Owner of Specialized Plumbing Technologies, “SPT secured the exclusive service contract, established significant project protection from lability and was the first plumbing restoration contractor to introduce the Pipe Lining method to Florida market.”
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With the rapid development of pipe remediation technology, you can leverage these leading edge solutions to reduce downtime and minimize destruction while realizing an overall better return on investment. But with new technology comes significant uncertainty. As the industry’s first and only full service pipe remediation engineering company specifically dedicated to the industry, no other firm has more industry knowledge, engineering expertise and successfully executed projects than PRC. For the inexperienced owner or property manager, required to justify to board members, having unbiased third party expertise can be the difference between your projects success and failure. From pipe lining inspections to commercial pipe consultations, you will always feel safe, secure and confident with PRC as your engineering partner.