The beautifully constructed Union Station located in Oklahoma City is a historical building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Due to its historical significance the 55,000 square foot building is set to become a museum. Unfortunately, the building was moving causing cracks and damages. The safety of this building was in jeopardy and that worried the building owners.
On a mission to preserve this building, Oklahoma City hired engineers to inspect the cause of the damages occurring. Upon inspection it was discovered the pipes were leaking. The pipe leak was so intense it caused the soil in the ground to separate and the resulting erosion caused Union Station to be slightly displaced. The faulty pipeline was compromising the structural integrity of the building. The engineers also noticed the fragile state of the building and advised it not undergo vigorous renovations with a lot of vibration. The sewer pipe system consisted of pipes 8” in diameter, and more than half were impacted by blockages making cleaning them a very difficult challenge.
After significant deliberations, Union Station concluded the best solution for their frail sewer line was trenchless pipe lining. After consulting many professional pipelining companies, they heard virtually the same answer: Rehabilitating such damaged pipelines is IMPOSSIBLE.
In a final attempt to save the pipe, Union Station consulted with A NuFlow Licensee – Hi-Tech Plumbing and Leak Detect (HTPLD). Confident in their abilities and Nu Flow’s pipe lining process, HTPLD went ahead and assured Union Station they were up for the challenge.
The first issue they tackled was the corrosion build up which took up most of the pipe. Using NuFlow’s cutting tools they broke apart the minerals and then pushed them out. The pipes were then back to their original diameter.
HTPLD then installed the epoxy pipe lining into the brittle pipes. The process involves an epoxy saturated liner that is pulled into a damaged pipe system. The epoxy pipe liner was put into the sewer lines, which then cured. This creates a pipe-within a-pipe inside the existing host pipes. While the liner is restoring the pipe, it also is increasing the lifeline of it as well.
Many trenchless pipe lining companies dubbed this project to be impossible, however NuFlow Technologies Licensee, Hi-Tech Plumbing and Leak Detection proved them wrong! They also saved a historically rich building from any damages.
Nu Flow Licensee: Hi-Tech Plumbing and Leak Detect was established in 2000 as a full service plumbing company to the greater Oklahoma City area. Built on the foundation of customer service, this NuFlow Services company uses the most sophisticated techniques and equipment available in the industry today.