Contractor rehabs condo’s DWV with combo cured-in-place pipe lining, epoxy spincasting

The Prince Condominium's sanitary system was more than 30 years old and a CIPP liner was an affordable and durable solution to smoothing the interior surface of deteriorating piping.

SARASOTA, FLA. — Specialized Plumbing Technologies, a provider of reliable sanitary plumbing system solutions through technology, said it used a new strategy to rehabilitate The Prince Condominium's existing sanitary pipes with minimal disruption to tenants and the building's infrastructure.

SPI is an underground contractor, formed in 1994 as Sleuth Plumbing Technologies, which was the first Florida contractor to offer video inspection services. The contractor specializes in sanitary and storm drain cleaning, trenchless pipe replacement, and pipe tracing, among other services.

The Florida-based plumbing company has learned through experience that one method does not always solve every problem. The Prince Condominium, a 13-story, 99-unit high-rise in Marco Island, Fla., had a failing plumbing system and benefited from SPT's idea to combine cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining and epoxy spincasting (SIPP) technologies. The combination of theses two technologies has never been done before, making this sanitary rehabilitation project the first of its kind in the state of Florida.

“We take extreme pride in being on the cutting edge of technology within the plumbing industry,” said Justin Mizell, vice president of Specialized Plumbing Technologies. “We don't offer a 'one-size-fits-all' approach; we work directly with our customers to identify a particular problem and then develop a customized resolution. Combining these two technologies enabled significant cost savings with minimal disruption to the units we restored.”

The Prince Condominium's sanitary system was more than 30 years old and a CIPP liner was an affordable and durable solution to smoothing the interior surface of deteriorating piping. Restoration included CIPP lining 23 sanitary risers (2,000-ft. of pipe.) SIPP is a newer technology for vertical stack implementations and has never been done with CIPP in a sanitary application prior to The Prince Condominium. SIPP uses a state-of-the-art spincasting and spray technology and in The Prince installation, was used to line approximately 300 of the condominium's pipe fittings, increasing structural value and protecting it from future corrosion.

“From start to the finish, restoring our failing plumbing system was nothing short of remarkable,” said Fred Arce, property manager, The Prince Condominium. “SPT took the time to understand what we needed and had the experience and technology to manage this project with a customized solution that involved the least amount of disruption to our tenants. There are many options out there when it comes to restoring pipes, but there are few that are as trusting and professional as SPT.”

The first permit for the construction of The Prince Condominium was obtained in 1978. Built by the Power Corp., it is the only high-rise atrium building of its kind on Marco Island. The property is located waterside on the Gulf of Mexico.

Additional information about SPT is available at http://sptplumbing.com/

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