When you’re responsible for installing all of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing in a 40-story apartment building, ensuring that all pipes that penetrate floors are completely water tight is vitally important. But on a recent construction project in downtown Seattle, mechanical contractor MacDonald Miller ran into problems. As the tower was being built, the steel sleeving system they had installed began to leak around the pipe penetrations. With water leaking through the sleeves down to the finished floors below, the company needed a solution that didn’t require the addition of silicone caulk, etc.
“There were three things that sold us on HydroFlame,” explains Piping Operations Manager Randy Borman. “Number one, HydroFlame sleeves have an excellent water seal. Number two, HOLDRITE would be able to fabricate all of the sleeves to our height specifications. And finally, HydroFlame would also solve some issues we’ve had with our tub boxes.”
Plus, HOLDRITE was able to deliver the pre-fabricated sleeves and tub boxes packaged into floor-specific crates – a much-appreciated convenience for MacDonald-Miller.
“The whole process was much easier than we thought it would be,” states Borman. “We were impressed that HOLDRITE was able to meet our order and delivery requirements for the job. Other manufacturers also offer pre-fabrication options, but HOLDRITE actually did it right. With other companies we’ve had two to three floors of products delivered incorrectly, then we had to sit and argue about who was responsible! None of that happened with HOLDRITE.”
All sleeving and DWV Testing Systems are not equal. The right products can mean the difference between a successful construction project and a water-soaked disaster.
For more information about MacDonald-Miller, visit http://macmiller.com.