The prestigious family owned 299 Park Ave skyscraper houses premium, class A plus tenants in units with substantially higher standards than many residences in NYC.
Interior pipe corrosion prevented the perimeter heating and cooling distribution system from working properly. A major plan was developed for complete replacement.
Belco Pipe Restoration provided an alternative solution – cleaning the pipes – utilizing Belco's spray-in-place-pipe (SIPP)/spincast epoxy lining system. The subject pipes were installed to take advantage of the venturi effect, which means the pipes cascaded in dimensions as they vertically transcend the building (from 1.5" -4"). Our state of the art computerized installation system allows for cascading pipe sizes to be perfectly lined all at the same thickness. The owner was initially skeptical but quickly saw the inherent value in restoring their infrastructure without disturbing their tenant base.
An independent testing lab was hired to monitor the entire project. When the first set of risers were restored, a spool piece was installed in the middle of the riser. One year later, after a full thermal cycle, this piece was removed for destructive analysis. In a snap shot, their report stated that the epoxy coating did not wear at all, and what's more, that it required significant mechanical force to cause even a slight chip in the coating.
The landlord's major concern that this restoration process would affect tenants was completely abated by our team's professional work ethic. Multiple shifts were staged over a weekend and services have been restored by Sunday morning for all of the many sets of risers.
Read the Fisher Brothers project reference letter to Belco, which states that they saved a significant amount of time and money by restoring their pipes rather than replacing them.