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National Park Services Fix Fountain Pipe With Mountain Hype

National Park Service Government contractor for CIPP pipe lining job

The National Park Services manages many national monuments in the United States. This particular monument in Washington DC was plagued with broken pipe lines.

National Park Service Government contractor for CIPP pipe lining job

National Park Service – Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fountain in Washington DC

As one of our largest federal and government contracted clients, the National Park Service came to us for our reputation in the DC area as the ‘go to guys’ for pipe sewer and drain repair services in Northern Virginia. We have helped their Facility Maintenance & Operations staff many times to lower their External Administrative Costs.

Learn more about the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Island in Washington DC here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt_Island

Park Support

National Park Service Sewer and Drain Pipe Lining companyOur technicians were able to help maintain the fountain pipe lines and repair them completely with our trenchless CIPP technologies.

Our services offer a great deal of park support to keep visitors happy and out of harms way during the pipe repair process.

We are able to do this because our sewer repair contractors can:

  • Minimize unsafe facilites
  • Replace pipelines with zero dig technology
  • Preserve infrastructure
  • Reduce downtime
  • Save money
  • Work within state grants and budget guidelines
  • Preserve natural and historic cultural resources
  • Offer alternatives to compare plumbing costs of traditional pipe repair contractors

Geography and Natural History

Located in the Potomac River and entirely inside of the District of Columbia, this monument features a beautiful fountain with a statue in the background. Paul Manship sculpted four large stone monoliths with some of Roosevelt’s most famous quotations and two large fountains on the island.

This island is constantly threatened by tidal flooding due to storm surges and large amounts of rainfall affecting many of the islands piping and plumbing infrastructure.

Access

The Island is only accessible via a footbridge and northboud lanes of George Washington Memorial Parkway. This makes large scale pipe repair jobs difficult to manage.

Our mobile pipe repair unit is the perfect fit to repair the Islands pipeline infrastructure. Our system includes many high grade CCTV pipe inspection systems that provide high-quality resolution specs and videos to our contracting partners.

Also, our pipe cleaning and clearing unit is fitted with some of the country’s most advanced jetting nozzle systems available. Depending on the situation our technicians can clean and clear any type of piping problem with ease.

The robotic reinstatement cutter is able to break through any collapsed pipe or concrete protrusions within the line.

CIPP Pipe Lining

The CIPP pipe lining process repairs pipe from the inside out without having to dig up the pipes and replace them.

  1. A felt liner is saturated with a two part epoxy and then inverted into the broken or damaged sewer pipe or pipe line.
  2. Once inside the line, a bladder filled with hot air or water is inserted and inflated to force the liner against the walls of the existing pipe.
  3. Once the liner is in place the epoxies begin to cook and cure in place in a matter of hours.

This forms a brand new, jointless and seamless pipe within a pipe. The rate of flow is greatly increased and any infiltration or exfiltration is completely eliminated.

Video: Pipe Repair with Cured In Place Pipe CIPP Lining – Trenchless No Dig Solution

Check out this video on YouTube. This is a short version of how our pipe lining company installs a CIPP liner.

Actual Footage: Installing CIPP Liner in Charlottesville

This is actual footage from a pipe lining job we did for the facilities maintenance department of the University of Virginia. Check it out this is a great video!

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CuraFlo Water Distribution Repiping In Washington DC

repiping manifold used for cleaning and clearing and repairing the pipes

We were invited to see the CuraFlo epoxy pipe lining process at an apartment complex in Washington DC. The CuraFlo process was invented to safely and non-invasively rehabilitate piping systems eliminating the need for a costly, invasive and messy repipe projects.

CuraFlo repiping compressors

CuraFlo Mid-Atlantic out of Frederick, MD has been servicing large buildings in the Northern Virginia area with their pipe restoration services. They are members of many Washington Metro area, Northern DC and Maryland Associations and Chapters. They have also received many accolades for their quality of work and attention to detail.

Check them out online!

You can visit their website here: http://www.epoxylining.com/

Also they sent us this great article detailing some of the past jobs they have completed in the area: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b964d4aa#/b964d4aa/42

In the article they go over the process of water epoxy pipe lining and past project descriptions such as:

  • What is Epoxy Lining?
  • Three Easy Steps
  • Their Proven Track Record
  • Who Can Benefit from Epoxy epoxy pipe lining
  • Project Profiles Include – The historic Westchester in Upper Northwest Washington, DC, Middletowne Apartments in Laurel, MD, The Berkshire in the District and more…

Impressive Compressors

The first thing we looked at were there giant compressors that power the customizable manifolds and vacuum systems that clean, clear and line the water systems. They have the same engine as a Mercedes and provide all the air pressure needed to control the volume of materials being pumped into the systems.

Powerful!

These manifolds are connected to every sink, toilet and water supply line in the building and are capable of cleaning as many lines as needed at the same time.

repiping manifold used for cleaning and clearing and repairing the pipescured in place pipe lines runing to every sink in the complexDistribution of Lining Materials

The stage we were able to witness was the cleaning of the water supply and return systems.

They were using a special grade of small sand particles that were being added to the system to remove any impurities in the lines.

Their technicians go through rigorous training courses to learn how to operate these complex manifolds.

Benefits of Epoxy Pipe Lining

A domestic water system can benefit from this type of epoxy pipe lining. From what we learned from our day with CuraFlo was very educating and answered a lot of questions about the process, benefits and pitfalls associated with this technology.

Every job they work on is extremely professional and very well thought out. They even give presentations to current residents and building tenants to clarify any concerns they may have.

What are the Hazards?

Manifold inside distributing the pipe lining materialsOne question people ask a lot is if the epoxy is hazardous to the drinking water. This apparently is not a problem due to the fact that the cured liner has been tested and approved to contain zero toxins of any kind.

It also reduces the amount of contact with copper or cast iron that is aging and becoming oxidized in the systems.

Taking Care of Tenants

Another concern is that property management will have to relocate residents for the duration of the repairs. With this CuraFlo technology residents and tenants are able to stay in their homes with minimal disruption.

sink toilet and water line repair connectionsNot only do they not have to deal with tearing up walls and construction going on in their home but the smaller teams can repair this in a lot less time than traditional epoxy pipe lining jobs.

The Vacuum System

On the way out we were able to take a look at the giant vacuum system being used for this job that helps to pull out the debris and sand or any other materials used in the process.

vacuum for repiping systemAll in all it was a great experience for us and we are glad to have had the opportunity to work with this team of experts in their field on many more jobs in the future.

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Cured In Place Pipe Repair Dulles Airport Washington DC

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The trenchless pipe installation that we did underneath the Dulles Airport was a success.

Helpful Tip: Cured in place pipe also refers to CIPP.

Pipe Repair at Dulles Airport’s Gate Gourmet Facility in Sterling, VADulles Airport in Sterling, VA

Our company, Dynamic Drain Technologies, did a pipe inspection for a local plumbing company outside of Washington DC that called us in to evaluate the aging cast iron pipes that were causing back-ups at the facility.

Pipe Line Evaluation

After our evaluation of the plumbing system we found offset joints and missing pipe sections that were disrupting the normal flow. There were also rocks and other foreign objects caught in the lines causing a substantial decrease in the systems ability to drain properly.

Cleaning and Clearing Damaged and Clogged Drains

We brought in our high-pressure water-jetter and cleaned and cleared the pipes. After documenting that the pipes were cleaned and cleared with another pipe inspection we were able to compare the cost of installing a cured in place pipe versus a traditional dig and replace excavation project. Since most of the lines were underneath many feet of concrete slab going in and out of buildings, we were able to determine that relining would be a much more cost effective approach to rehabilitate this piping infrastructure.

See the Cured In Place Pipe Repair In Action

This video shows a screenshot of Dynamic Drain Technologies preparing the liner materials. The liner is then inverted into the sewer using a MaxLiner Gun. The liner itself is a Perma-Liner brand felt tube that is built to withstand varying temperatures, bends and chemicals.

Services We Provided for Dulles Airport’s Gate Gourmet Facility


CCTV Pipe Inspection – We provided a full color pipe inspection report to the maintenance department with a fully documented spec sheet showing the piping infrastructure. This included a copy of the before and after shots of the pipe inspections, links to the videos on YouTube for easy sharing and a spec sheet showing the layout, pipe depth and pipe composition as well as the problems fixed.

High-Pressure Water Jetting – We were able to clean and clear the lines to ensure all problem areas and damaged pipes were exposed and documented. Once we were satisfied with this step in the process we were able to identify multiple deficiencies within the plumbing and drain system with complete accuracy.

CIPP Cured In Place Pipe Repair – Our pipe repair process was completed with the installation of a Perma-Liner felt tube. This tube was impregnated with cooled epoxy resins and then inverted into the host pipe.

Our Maxliner inversion machine uses compressed air to unfold the liner into the pipe. Once it reaches the end of the line a popping sound indicates that the line has reached the other end.

A calibration tube is inserted into the liner and filled with hot water to hold the liner against the host pipe. Once the liner is completely cured and hardened, the calibration tube is removed.

A final inspection shows a completely new, seamless, jointless pipe within a pipe. The flow is tested and is stronger than the original pipe installation since the liner is now one continuous line instead of multiple sections pieced together.

Cost of Sewer Lining Services and Drain Rehabilitation

Every situation is different depending on the plumbing infrastructure. We will need you to fill out the simple form you can access by Clicking Here for a Free Pipe Repair Quote.

You can call us at 757-383-6611 for a free quote!

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CIPP Used to Reline Capitol Conduit

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“TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE” APRIL – 2011

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CIPP or cured in place pipe formerly known as Insituform, is being utilized more frequently due to advances in technology. Pipe lining is gaining popularity for it’s ability to skip digging and reline pipes without digging.

Six years ago the federal government began construction on an underground visitor center beneath the United States Capitol Building in Washington DC. The new visitor center extends from the Capitol to the Library of Congress. During the construction, 114-ft vertical, galvanized electrical conduits were installed. The purpose of these conduits was to supply a series of electrical wires 40-ft underground to power a series of security and other electrical equipment within the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). Shortly after the installation of the conduits, groundwater started to seep in at the joints.

This water was creating serious problems for the CVC. First, the ground water was infiltrating the roof where the conduits entered the building; this was causing discoloration  within the ceiling tiles. Secondly, the wires that were incased by the galvanized conduits were at risk to be damaged by the groundwater and could fail at any time, which could shut down the CVC security system.

Finally, due to the sensitivity of the area absolutely no excavation was possible. The vault that housed all 11 conduits was no more than a 100 yards from the actual Capitol Building.

Solution

Dynamic Drain Technologies out of Virginia Beach, VA, was approached by the general contractor to come up with an application to stop the water infiltration without disrupting the Capitol grounds without any excavation.

Dynamic Drain Technologies was founded to bring cost-effective, cutting-edge sewer and drain technologies to the Mid-Atlantic region. The contractor offers a wide variety of residential and commercial sewer and drain services, such as cured-in place pipe (CIPP) renewal, CCTV pipe inspections, pipe bursting and water jetting. Dynamic Drain is also a certified Perma-Liner installer using its Inversion System and offers industrial and municipal services. The contractor services North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Washington DC, Mid-Atlantic and Pennsylvania. A time frame of less than three days was also in place once the project was started because of security and the fact that the Capitol Visitor Center was already open and was housing events each day. A lightweight, fast pipelining system that would not create any harmful odors in order to not disturb visitors was needed; Dynamic Drain went with its Perma-Liner pipe lining technology.

This would allow Dynamic Drain to install an epoxy-felt liner within the broken initial
diameter of the conduits. The liner was a good idea because it barely reduced the initial diameter of the conduit and it would be a seamless brand new structural pipe from end to end. This would allow the electrical contractor to string new wires without the risk of getting caught on joints and stripping the wires. The Perma-Liner Inversion System allowed Dynamic Drain to install four liners a day in order to meet the Capitol Visitor Centerʼs time requirement of three days. The 100 percent solids epoxy created no alarming odors.


Pipe Lining Clients of Dynamic Drain Technologies