Pipe Repair Matrix
The Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Contracting industry strive for problem-free installation of drainage systems on all DOT construction projects. This has been and always will be the goal of the Department. In some cases; however, deficiencies with the pipeline installation are discovered during the final pipe inspection. These deficiencies must be evaluated and resolved before the project is accepted. Since a properly installed, functioning, drainage system is critical to DOT's mission, the Department must have assurances that the installed pipe will meet the design service life and function as intended. Once the contractor has the opportunity to review any deficiencies associated with a pipeline installation, the contractor should submit their suggested repairs to the Department for review. The Construction Office has developed this Pipe Repair Matrix as a guidance document for selecting and approving repair methods submitted by contractors.
The Pipe Repair Matrix is a compilation of pipe repair methods submitted by pipe manufacturers and found in the Standard Specifications. This Matrix is a living document and will continue to evolve as the Department refines its pipeline inspection and repair processes and as repair technologies advance.
As a result, this Matrix is a guidance document ONLY and does not replace Engineering judgment.
It is incumbent upon the District to use that judgment when selecting and approving repairs for their projects. Finally, the Department encourages the review and use of emerging repair technologies provided they are based on sound scientific principles and defendable engineering analysis.