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Drain & Water Proofing Eastside

Submitted by atalaya on Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:21


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. After the water is back on the work will proceed towards the building for the remainder of the project. After the project is complete, we will be re-sealing the main parking lot.


Water Proofing of the eastside of the building will concentrate onto the 4 - 5 stack starting on Saturday December 1st with pressure washing that will be done in one day. The week prior will consist of rapping all railings to protect them from paint. That first week from the 1st will involve identifying areas that require grinding and treating prior to re-surfacing with concrete for final water proofing application. There will be times that balcony furniture needs to be cleared, and access to balconies will be restricted. Notices will be placed in elevators and at office for work schedules. The south deck will have periodic restricted use.


Also, we had a King Tide come through last weekend that affected our ramp. We lost at least 2 feet of sand exposing the edge with a 2 foot drop off. The ramp is closed until our contractors can repair. The sand washout also unearthed some boulders that were buried from Matthew that will need to be put back in place.

Fall / Winter Projects

Submitted by atalaya on Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:02


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.


Our building drain project is scheduled to begin November 12th. This will involve some parking spaces closed off for a couple of days at a time. There will be machinery along with temporary walk-ways to and from the front of the building, also digging along the outdoor pool fence. After the construction stage of the project is complete the entire parking lot is scheduled to be re-sealed. This portion will require the entire lot to be emptied and moved to the lot across the street. Again, these projects are worked on when weather permits. The anticipated time for this to be completed is after thanksgiving.

Post Michael

Submitted by atalaya on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:13


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.


Both elevators are up and running, and our waterproofing contractor will be back today to pick up where they left off on the Oceanside of the building.

Tropical Storm Michael

Submitted by atalaya on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:26


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 downgraded 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.

Preparation Hurricane Michael

Submitted by atalaya on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:22


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.