Keep tower block residents safely in their homes with live stack replacement
If a tower block under housing association or local authority control was built more than half a century ago, one of the major potential problems it faces is the existing drainage systems,
This is particularly true in structures where the original cast-iron drainage systems have not been replaced and will be entering their sixth decade of service.
Local authorities in the UK have responsibility for approximately 4,500 tower blocks and the refurbishment programmes often deal with aesthetic elements – while internal systems may be hiding a multitude of problems.
Some of the problems may include underground leaks; split, rusting, corroded pipes and internal blockages. A lot of these issues can remain hidden from residents and building managers – until the system fails.
A failing drainage stack can cause sanitation issues that affect the health and well-being of residents and can mean the unpleasant (and expensive) last resort of rehoming residents while the work is carried out.
It’s extremely important that checks are carried out on these systems to avoid the problem old drainage stacks cause. One way old drainage stacks can be replaced is with live stack replacement, which can be used to reduce the average time needed to complete the project. More importantly, this causes only minimal disruption for the residents as they can remain in their homes.
Through live stack replacement, an existing drainage system can then be replaced section by section, floor by floor, without having to disturb the majority of residents in a building at any one time. This is the considerable advantage of live stack replacement for both the residents and property owners/facilities managers.
The Live Stack Replacement service offered by LFS and conducted by trained installers is a combination of planning and offsite manufacturing that allows drainage systems to be replaced in parts.
With all internal works carried out, the live stack replacement means essential fire-stopping works must be completed. With LFS having a fire division, our trained and competent fire stoppers work alongside the SVP installations team to complete the job without disrupting the residents.
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