Picture of the Week-Cracked Magnesite and What Lies Beneath

Today I drove to Monterey to see a client whose decks we’ll be starting in on in a couple of weeks. We needed to meet the contractor, agree on the final scope of worka nd coordinate the trades involved-a sheet metal man who will be doing the flashings and the contractor doing the repairs to the buildings. I had looke dat it before last year and it was pretty rough looking Magnesite then…

I walked up the stairs at this apt building and the Magnesite didn’t look any better after another year of use. I could then see a couple guys working on the walkway from underneath. Walking down the stairs to where they were, I had just walked over this nightmare. Here’s the pictures of the top and what it looks like from down below!

The cracked Magnesite has leaked for years, allowing mold mildew and dry-rot to totally detsroy the framing. This work will cost tens of thousands to repair. Lesson, don’t let Magnesite go unselaed and cracks un-fixed or it’ll cost ya…

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