Our water proofing of the eastside of the building is complete, and it looks great. Due to the schedule of waterproofing the eastside we are finding very minor issues that bump up cost. We realize it's it bit of an inconvenience, but it's needed due to the exposure that side get's from weather. All caulking around sliders have been checked, and any issues were addressed by applying fresh caulk. We should be good for three more years. That is the schedule for this side.
Our drainage project for the most part is complete. All building drain lines are connected to the storm water system at the street. We have made a bit of a change order with the water catch basins design at the building. This change is not costing anymore money it's giving more area to absorb water. These drain systems are on order and hopefully will arrive and we will be complete by year-end. The paving and re-sealing may need to be pushed until spring due to weather.
We got through the first phase of the drain project at the street. While getting to the front of the building there were a couple of issues that have prolonged the project at the front of the building. Parking spaces have been re-arranged to still have our same number of handicap spaces. Due to this as well as weather this project will probably be ongoing until the end of the year.
Our building drain project hit a snag in the road literally. While unearthing the area for the box in the street it was discovered that the main water line that feeds the entire area was right in the way of the drainage pipe that is to be installed. So in conjunction with Grand Strand Water and Sewer we have a scheduled shutdown for Tuesday the 27th from 9am - 3 pm. The water line will be cut and re-routed to avoid the drain line path, because the drain line has to be in the position of the pipe installed North and South of the property 20 years ago.
Our projects have begun for the fall after being postponed by hurricanes we were able to continue on with our water proofing of the building. We are hopeful to be completed with the 2-3 stacks within the next week or so weather permitting.
We weathered the storm well with no rain event. It was all wind with 50 mph wind gusts blowing sand everywhere. Today is cleanup day getting sand off corridors, also sweeping up on the ground floor. We got a lot of sand in the outdoor pool, and it may take a day or so to clear it. The oldest section of the outdoor pool fence along the driveway where the flower planters are was damaged a bit, but we will be able to repair ourselves.
Today Michael is on track to move quickly past us to the west producing Tropical Force winds with gusts close to 50 MPH. We have shut down one elevator at the breaker to protect any surges until the storm has totally passed along with any residual weather.
The local weather has down graded the rains to around 1 inch throughout the day with occasional downpours. We will monitor the corridors to assure the plastic and towels are in place.
Yesterday we successfully accomplished pulling furniture in and laying out plastic with towels at the front doors. After testing the doors they can be opened and closed without packing falling. Also the other things were to stack pool chairs and bring in anything that can be a projectile.
Today we will monitor the winds to determine shutting an elevator down and wrap the motor over car to protect from wind driven rain. According to the 4am track of the National Weather Service it appears that Michael shifted a bit to the west.
As Hurricane Michael heads towards the Gulf Coast we are expecting him to arrive here early Thursday morning, so we are placing plastic with bath towel at the thresholds of every front door to help prevent water intrusions with the wind driven rain from the south - southwest. Officials are calling for 35-50 mile per hour winds and 4-5 inches of rain.
We will also be bringing in balcony furniture in the event the winds get greater than anticipated.
This week will have crews working on, and around balconies from swing stage. There may be instances where they need to be on the balcony, but that will be from the swing stage to work on ceilings, and checking caulking around sliding glass doors. This will be ongoing for the 2-3 stack this week.