Reopening Day for Atalaya Towers / Fall Projects

Submitted by atalaya on Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:32

We are open as of today.

We were able to get parking lot across the street re-sealed yesterday. Cars need to stay off until Monday to allow the sealant proper curing time. Our neighbors have permitted us to use some parking under their buildings until Monday morning.

With favorable weather forecasted for next week our waterproofing project should move along nicely, and if all goes well the contractors may be moving on to the 4-5 stack within the next two weeks.

Day 12 Florence Recovery / Fall Projects

Submitted by atalaya on Thu, 09/27/2018 - 10:15

Elevators have been running a whole day today with new parts without issue, and were used a lot getting  FSA throughout the building re-installing carpet padding in approximately 20 units, as well as putting units back together as they were prior to the storm. They should be finished today, or tomorrow at the latest.

We are still planning on the lot across the street being re-sealed tomorrow unless contractor calls it off due to weather. We have made arrangements for parking under our neighbors to the north and south of us until Monday am. Parking passes will be required.

Day 11 Florence Recovery / Fall Projects

Submitted by atalaya on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 09:58

Elevator technicians have gotten both cars running and tested. We have operation once again. We are on schedule for accepting guests Saturday September 29th.

FSA will be in the building today re-laying carpets with new padding that was removed post storm.

Watkins will be working on the eastside of the building on the waterproofing project beginning on the North Side of the building moving South. There will be interruption of balcony use as they work in areas.

Day 10 Florence Recovery

Submitted by atalaya on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:04

Last night the re-built drives arrived and the techs began to re-install. Today they will be tested in hopes that all is good. We will post that information as soon as this afternoon.

FSA was here to remove the last of their equipment with the only thing remaining is the re-install of carpet padding in various units.

Watkins started pressure washing the eastside of the building to begin the waterproofing project.

Day 8 Florence Recovery

Submitted by atalaya on Sun, 09/23/2018 - 09:39

While on standby waiting for the arrival of the re-build drives we continue to work throughout the building, and grounds with trimming palms, bringing plants down from up in the building, and painting. We had pest control this weekend and it turned out well because, no one was here on the lower half of the building, so every unit on the lower half got treated.

We hope to hear something from the asphalt company on their schedule for possibly re-sealing the lot across the street for when the drain project is in motion we can use that lot across the street for parking. 

Day 7 Florence Recovery

Submitted by atalaya on Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:50

Friday went as hoped for with elevator factory working on the dive re-builds in continued hope to test and send back by mid-week. We also had the swing stage in operation to assist getting FSA up in the building to get un-needed equipment to go onto other jobs. There are still fans and dehumidifiers in about a dozen units in the building, but are scheduled to be removed Monday.

Day 6 Recovery Florence

Submitted by atalaya on Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:41

We heard from elevator company yesterday confirming that the drives were blown out due to power surge. They are hoping to begin the re-building of the drives today in hopes of being able to have them back at Atalaya with technicians to install by mid to late next week. If all goes well and testing of the cars are successful the 29th would be the best case scenario. Keep in mind these drives are blown, but we won't know if that is all of the problem until they get re-installed, then the rest of the equipment can be tested. Please refer to this site every day.

Day 5 Recovery Florence

Submitted by atalaya on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:56

FSA continues throughout the building on foot going back to equipment areas to check for any moisture, and if all is dry moving equipment to other affected areas. They are always accompanied with a staff member.

We should hear something from the elevator company today on the prognosis and lead time for the return of the drive boards. 

We have members of both Board of Directors here supporting with any assistance needed for a combined effort to effectively address any multiple of issues.