Plumbing Expert Witness & Plumbing Consultant

Our plumbing consulting services include investigating construction and design issues, product failures & health and safety hazards

Ivey Engineering’s plumbing experts investigate damage claims arising from pipe leaks, floods, slab leaks, sewer leaks, sewer backup, sudsing, gas leaks, explosions, frozen pipes, contamination and corrosion.

Our plumbing consultants also investigate boilers, pumps, water heaters, storage tanks, sewage ejectors and water purification equipment.

IEI’s expert witnesses have experience in all types of plumbing materials, including anti-scald valves, cast-iron soil pipe, vitrified clay, ductile iron, malleable iron, ABS, PVC, CPVC, PE, PP, PEX, copper water tube, copper DWV, brass, and galvanized steel.

We are knowledgeable in all joining methods such as bell and spigot, no-hub, brazed, soldered, butt weld, socket welded, mechanical joint, threaded, screwed and grooved (Victaulic and Gruvlok).

The firm’s plumbing experts have experience with diagnosing and successfully repairing Sovent systems in high-rise buildings within the United States.

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Health & Safety Issues

Ivey Engineering has experience with health and safety issues, such as:

  • Mold
  • Scalding and scald prevention
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Boiler safety
  • Water heater safety
  • Explosions
  • Slip and fall
  • Floods due to plumbing leaks
  • Sewer gas leaks
  • Natural gas leaks
  • Construction safety and construction injuries
  • Product safety

We Analyze Product Defects

The firm’s plumbing expert witnesses also analyze plumbing products for:

  • Cast iron pipe failures
  • Copper and steel pipe failures
  • Equipment failures
  • Valve failures
  • Fixture failures
  • Plastic pipe and fitting failures
  • Pump, water heater and boiler problems
  • Dezincification

Well Versed in Codes

The firm has experience in the application of model building codes and standards, such as the:

  • Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
  • International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • International Residential Code (IRC)
  • ASME codes
  • ANSI standard
  • NFPA standards
  • ASPE guidelines
  • ASHRAE standards
  • National Plumbing Code (Canada)
  • CSA standards
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What We Investigate

IEI’s plumbing consultants investigate aledged construction defects, such as:

  • Code compliance
  • Installation problems
  • Design problems
  • Health and safety problems
  • Sudsing problems
  • Venting problems
  • Corrosion
  • Discolored water
  • Leaks
  • Inadequate hot water
  • Inadequate water pressure
  • Excessive water pressure
  • Flues and chimney draft problems
  • Boiler system problems
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