Remodeling Portland: “Saving a Gem in the Pearl”




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Built after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, these Portland Pearl district apartments were constructed without wood studs.  Its masonry construction was designed the stop the spread of fire that had destroyed most of San Francisco.  Now, the old plumbing is starting to decay — and the condo owners turned to Neil Kelly to find a way to replace plumbing placed in near solid rock.  It’s a huge project for our crew, and they’re fixing the entire nine-story building one unit at a time!  Check out the Remodeling Portland video:

By the time the project was over more than 20 condos had new, safe water supplies.  United plumbing used a revolutionary German-made plumbing supply system that is touted as a “lifetime” plumbing supply.  And the issue of re-piping condominiums is not limited to the 705 Davis project.  In fact, just within a few blocks of this Gem are at last five other condos that are having issues with leaks.  And many of those were built in the 1990’s.  We’re happy to announce that, since the completion of this massive undertaking, there have been no reported leaks in 705 Davis.


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