Project Type: Municipal — Schools and Universities — Pipe Restoration
Location: Spring, TX
Description: St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church was a newly constructed church that is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston. Just four weeks after construction was complete, the church began experiencing problems with air bubbles in the baptismal, which was constructed with imported glass tiles. TDT Plumbing was able to solve the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church leak with the ACE DuraFlo® pipe restoration system in only a few hours and for a fraction of the cost of pipe replacement and damage reconstruction.

THE PROBLEM:

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church was a newly constructed church that is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston- Houston. Just four weeks after construction was complete, the church began experiencing problems with air bubbles in the baptismal, which was constructed with imported glass tiles. A leak on the return line to the mechanical room was confirmed. The 100- foot section of two and three-inch pipe was located four feet under the foundation and was installed prior to the original foundation pour. Repairing the line, using standard through-the- slab pipe replacement in this several million dollar brand-new building, was cost prohibitive.

THE SOLUTION:

After hearing about the ACE DuraFlo® pipe restoration system, Raven Mechanical and Fretz Construction, contractors for the project, contacted TDT Plumbing for a consultation. The problem was perfectly suited for use of the ACE DuraFlo® process and a work order was scheduled to begin a few days later. After a one-day turnaround with minimal disturbance to the chapel or its visitors, the baptismal line was restored to better-than-new condition. TDT Plumbing was able to solve the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church leak in only a few hours and for a fraction of the cost of pipe replacement and damage reconstruction.

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