As planned the materials for the elevator work came in. The schedule for the project appears to be beginning Monday May 20th. The plan remains to have south car shut down during the day while being worked on, and then up and running with the second car at night. They will work on the car until Friday the 24th, then return the day after Memorial Day. If all goes as planned they will be completed by Friday the 31st. Please check this site for all updates.
Our main parking lot re-sealing originally scheduled for Thursday May 2nd has been re-scheduled for Wednesday May 1st due to weather. We will begin reaching out to all occupants beginning with the arrivals on Saturday the 27th. We want this to go well with an empty parking lot allows for quick, and thorough job. Therefore, we need the lot cleared by 3pm Tuesday. Occupants would need to use beach accesses either directly North or South of Atalaya next door buildings to get across the street to parking lot.
We have contracted with our elevator company the beginning phase for our elevator update. This involves the replacement of rails and rollers in the hoist ways of the shafts. They will be replacing parts on every floor door. The idea is to have at least one car with new parts going into the summer , and then the other at the end of the season. They will work during the day on one car, obviously running with the other. Then stopping at a good point for the day at night the plan is to have both cars running. This project could run into May.
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.