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Drought Contributes to Piping System Deterioration Issues

Despite not one, but two tropical storm systems dumping record rains on parts of Florida and Georgia, drought remains a problem throughout the Southeast. This is especially problematic in areas that depend on rivers and lakes for their water supply. Drought stresses trees, making them vulnerable to pests and wildfires. Severe dry weather cycles also [...]

ELS Techs Line Tricky Condensate Piping System at UF

The University of Florida (UF) has a very extensive underground steam and condensate piping distribution system. "The system is very old; some of the lines were built in the `50s, so over time, the condensate lines in particular start eroding," said Bill Weltner, senior engineer with the Utility Planning Section of UF's Physical Plant Division. [...]

Call for Reinforcement

A UV-cured lining system enables a contractor to successfully rehabilitate a culvert without contaminating Sulfur Creek. For years, infiltration washed substrate into a double-barrel 48-inch reinforced concrete culvert under Duval Road in Starke, Fla., causing sinkholes. The road feeds the main training areas of the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. The Florida Army National Guard [...]

Flown-in Lining

Contractor uses blown epoxy lining technology to repair waterlines at U.S. Navy center in the Bahamas During normal water-quality testing, officials at the U.S. Navy Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) on Andros Island, the Bahamas, discovered high levels of lead in the water at the guest house. The single-story building with 10 suites [...]

Wave of the Future

A UV-cured lining system enables a Florida contractor to rehabilitate storm drains under an active runway. About 85 percent of the joints were leaking in the 30-inch concrete stormwater drains under a runway at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine. The three 440-foot pipes ran side by side, had joints every three feet [...]

Holding the Fort

A cured-in-place lining system helps workers fix leaking drain lines while preserving the historic character of a Florida landmark The V-roof on the barracks of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, Fla., directed rain into seven deteriorated cast-iron drainpipes. Water running through cracks and breaches in the 5-inch lines kept the massive [...]

Healing Hands

A contractor executes cured-in-place pipe repair in the radiology department and physical therapy area of a Florida hospital without disturbing patient care Two or three times per week, sewage backed up into the emergency room, radiology department, and cafeteria of the Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Fla. Despite constant jetting by the maintenance contractor, stoppages [...]

Tracking Trouble

A Florida contractor uses a thermoforming PVC alloy pipe to prevent the collapse of a major highway and railroad crossing A heavily tuberculated, flaking and rusting 90-foot section of 18-inch carbon steel pipe in a 280-foot clay pipe sewer was a headache for the City of Titusville, Fla. Waste hung up on the tuberculation, causing [...]

Flying High

A Florida contractor uses a thermoforming PVC alloy pipe to reline culverts without disrupting heavy traffic on a naval air base. Water coursing into corroded culverts at Jacksonville (Fla.) Naval Air Station was eroding the surrounding soil, causing roads to sink and creating potholes. Infiltration of sand and mud restricted flows, causing backups that flooded [...]

Legionnaires’ Disease

You’ve probably read about the recent deaths of nine people as a result of Legionnaires’ Disease in Quebec City. Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the bacteria Legionella. As many as 18,000 people are hospitalized each year with Legionnaires’ disease in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It can be [...]

Call for Reinforcement | Cleaner Magazine | Jetter, Vactor, Sewer Cleaning Professionals

For years, infiltration washed substrate into a double-barrel 48-inch reinforced concrete culvert under Duval Road in Starke, Fla., causing sinkholes. The road feeds the main training areas of the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. The Florida Army National Guard feared damage to heavy military equipment and the trailers transporting it when the wheels dropped into [...]

Gazebo Investment Needed to be Protected

“I could not believe it, until I saw it.  ELS used cutting edge technology to provide a high tech solution”   Don Hamilton, Property Manager      CNL Commercial Real Estate, Jacksonville Florida Problem   “We have a 36″ storm water pipe that captures over twelve acres of parking area rainwater that traveled 250 feet down the [...]