Case Studies

Brockman Lofts Los Angeles
Sun Hollow El Paso TX
Summer West Hattiesburg MS
Fairmont Plaza Condos Bethesda MD

Mid-Rise Loft Apartments | Southern California

Pinhole Leaks in Downtown Historic Lofts

Units: 80+
Stories: 12 Floors
Built: 1920‘s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic copper plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks in supply lines and within units.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic plumbing.

Before Renew: This vintage property was experiencing about a dozen pinhole leaks per year, and increasing.  A recent failure forced the owners to repipe an entire floor, using up the year’s full capital reserve in January.

After Renew: Began treating in May 2017 and the building has not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Garden-Style Apartments | Texas

Expensive Slab Leaks in Garden-Style Apartment Building

Units: 215+
Stories: 18 Buildings, 2 Floors
Built: Late 1970‘s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic copper plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks under concrete slabs.  Owner has used Renew in the past to protect a property.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic hot water plumbing.

Before Renew: This property was having as many as four pinhole leaks per month.  The leaks were typically in hot lines underneath concrete, so repair was very disruptive and expensive.  The local water is particularly corrosive.  The owner had great success with Renew at another similar property.

After Renew: Began treating in October 2018 and have not experienced any slab leaks since.

Garden-Style Apartments | Mississippi

Pinhole Leaks in Garden-Style Apartment Building

Units: 175+
Stories: 20 Buildings, 3 Floors
Built: Mid 1990‘s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic copper plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks in supply lines and within units.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic plumbing.

Before Renew: This Property was having five or more pinhole leaks per week, primarily on the hot lines but sometimes under concrete flooring.

After Renew: Began treating in February 2018 and have not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Midrise Condo Tower | Maryland

Pinhole Leaks in Midrise Condo Building

Units: 115+
Stories: 9
Built: Early 1990‘s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic copper plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks in supply lines and within units.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic plumbing.

Before Renew: This Property experienced a handful of pinhole leak in the past few years and the condo owners were concerned about increased leaks impacting the value of their units.  An independent engineering study for the Board forecast a full re-pipe within five years if the owners did not take preventive action.

After Renew: Began treating in February 2018 and have not experienced any pinhole leaks since.

Historic High-Rise | Southern California

Pinhole Leaks in Historic Downtown Loft High-Rise

Units: 150+
Stories: 11
Built: 1920’s

Problem: Corrosive water caused pinhole leaks in the domestic plumbing system.
Solution: The Renew solution was applied within the building’s copper piping system, with the protective layer preserving the structural integrity of the pipes.

Before Renew: This downtown historic property experienced 7 leaks in the previous 15 months due to water quality corroding the domestic copper pipes. Management was interested in a long-term solution without the cost of a complete pipe replacement.

After Renew: The Renew solution began in early 2017 in the building’s copper pipes, and the property has experienced no pinhole leaks since treatment began.

Two Towers | Maryland

Modest Leaks With Riser Replacement Program

Units: 220+
Stories: 8
Built: 1960’s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic hot water plumbing system installed in the boiler room and supplied to both towers.

Before Renew:  This property was having 2-3 pinhole leaks per month and was replacing 3-5 risers per year.  The failures were increasing.  Management was interested in addressing the current leaks and stopping the expensive riser replacement.

After Renew: The property installed Renew in June 2014 and has not experienced any pinhole leaks or replaced any risers since treatment began.

Garden-Style Apartments | New Mexico

Expensive Slab Leaks

Units: 240+
Stories: 13 buildings, 2 floors
Built: 1980’s

Problem: Water quality corroding domestic hot water plumbing resulting in pinhole leaks under concrete slabs, which were very expensive to fix.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic hot water plumbing system for the property.

Before Renew: This community was suffering from approximately 6 pinhole leaks per year, and growing. The leaks were typically in domestic hot water pipes underneath concrete slabs, so repair required excavation – a very disruptive & extremely expensive process. The water in the region is particularly corrosive, and the owner wanted a solution to stop the slab leaks that was more economical and effective than pipe replacement without disrupting residents or water service.

After Renew: We began treating the property in September 2015 at 2 boiler rooms and the client has not experienced any new slab leaks since the installation.

High-Rise Apartments | Maryland

Daily Pinhole Leaks

Units: 400+
Stories: 22
Built: 1960’s

Problem: Poor water quality was corroding the domestic plumbing resulting in frequent pinhole leaks.
Solution: Application of the Renew solution on the domestic hot water plumbing system.

Before Renew: This property was experiencing over 30 pinhole leaks per month in the supply lines, the 125+ risers and within the units.  Staff was often just clamping the leaks to keep up.

After Renew: Began treating in June 2014 and reduced leaks immediately down to 0-3 per month.  Remaining leaks are lining up along a few structurally failed risers, which will have sections replaced.