Creekside at Progress RidgeShortly after construction was completed in 2011 at Creekside at Progress Ridge, residents began to notice problems with the plumbing in the 17-building residential community located in Beaverton, Oregon. After a thorough investigation, it was found that defective brass fittings were the cause of the plumbing failures residents were experiencing. The failed brass fittings were caused by dezincification, which is the result of high zinc content in manufactured fittings.
All seventy-six, three-story units had to undergo a complex re-pipe with new PEX plumbing. Working from the shutoff valve, where water enters each unit, to each individual fixture including all sinks, showers, washers, fridges and toilets, crews replaced faulty brass fittings. Charter’s construction team removed existing drywall and finishes to perform the repipe of each unit. The existing plumbing was cut out and new PEX plumbing with EP fittings were installed.
Charter’s project team carefully coordinated interior access with residents, ensuring that finishes, belongings and furniture were protected throughout the repair process. Each occupied unit was completed in eight working days and now residents can rest assured knowing their plumbing will last for many years to come.
Architect: Hays Consulting
Location: Beaverton, Oregon