Cast Iron Pipe Repair

A sewer camera investigation was initiated and completed at this property due to severe moisture and water damage throughout the wood floors in this home. Sewer gas emissions have been detected at 4PPM.  This sewer camera footage has been viewed on a large screen and evaluated. This sewer camera footage presents that the existing underground cast iron pipe sanitary building drain is in severe failure. The Cast iron pipe repair will entail the entire developed length of this underground – under concrete floor cast iron drain piping.  Footage reveals holes in the underground cast iron sanitary drain pipes beneath the concrete floor of this house. Raw sewage is presently leaking under the floor of this home. These systemic pipe deficiencies throughout the length of this underground cast iron are indicative that this sanitary drain piping must be replaced in its entirety. Analysis of additional interior pipe photographs provided to Santiago Martinez by a property insurance company do corroborate and support the facts that this sewer camera report has concluded. 

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drain plumber replaced this pipe.

Solution Project to replace cast iron pipe: 

  1. Cut and remove concrete to access cast iron pipes
  2. Remove and reinstall existing toilets and sinks as required to execute this project.
  3. Trench excavate soil and rock fill for installation of new pipe sections.
  4. Furnish and install new PVC pipe sections and fittings. 
  5. Connect to existing vertical cast iron vent stacks.
  6. Remove sewage contaminated soil 
  7. New sand back-fill and compaction included.
  8. Hydro-static test and certify new cast iron drain piping.
  9. Steel rebar reinforcement and concrete patching costs not included.
  10. Debris legal disposal is included
  11. Tile, asphalt , wall board paint and finish work costs not included herein.
  12. Work will be completed in coordination with homeowner. 

Cast iron pipe plumbing problems are now public knowledge. Cast iron pipe repair insurance reports are processed after sewer camera inspections. The preparation and processing of cast iron drain pipe reports by Miami Plumbing are evidenced and accurate. Miami plumbing cast iron insurance claims department specializes in the inspection and replacement of cast iron pipe that was installed in residential Miami Homes and buildings. A project to replace the underground cast iron piping with PVC pipe can be organized and installed underground and outside of the home. This minimizes a good percentage of interior demolition and household disruptions to your family.

Our cast iron replacement philosophy is very simple. We deploy our high resolution color sewer cameras. Our cast iron Cameras are fitted with frequency transmission to locate and map out sections of underground cast iron pipe. Our cast iron team manager then inputs the investigative information gleaned to develop the least invasive permanent repair solutions. Our team will design a permanent durable replacement installation of the underground cast iron drain pipes for our customers.

Changing climate, geological and hydrological conditions—particularly in the coastal regions of South Florida are negatively impacting the life span of pipes like cast iron pipe. Cast iron piping was a major industrial and developmental milestone for the expansion of residential and commercial building in Miami. However, this was before the chemical processes that occur between piping and the surrounding material were discovered.

Aging Cast iron pipe is a very common cause of drain problems. Constructing with cast iron pipe, featured the installation of cast iron pipe that was common during construction in homes until about 1980, when PVC replaced cast iron pipe. A fact sheet released in 2012 titled “Water Infrastructure and Sustainability” by the Environmental Protection Agency states the average age of a broken cracked eroded cast iron water main in the U.S. is 47 years old. Another survey by the EPA concluded that municipalities will have to spend more than $77 Billion over the next 20 years to satisfy the need for structurally sound, traffic rated, geologically aware and long lasting applications of piping systems.

Miami Plumbing cast iron pipe repair division has extensive experience of these particularities that we combine with our sound amplification sourcing and thermal imaging camera to successfully detect and locate any cast iron obstruction and or leak. Leaking sewer gas affects sensitive people, manifesting differently. Sewer gas is attributed to health problems in some sensitive people. We will also be able to assist with the process of cast iron pipe replacement insurance claim processing.

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