“Illegal and Highly Combustible” Decking Material Used On the Roof, Construction Defect suit says.

We continue to warn readers to make sure their roof and decking materials for roof decks are CLASS A fire retardant with an ICC-ES report backing up the manufacturer and contractors claims. 

AG sues developer over alleged defects at Williamsburg condo

Schneiderman seeks $1.4 million and ban on Yitzchok Schwartz’s developments

May 02, 2012 04:30PM 
By Leigh Kamping-Carder

From left: 57-59 Maspeth Avenue, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is seeking nearly $1.4 million from the developer of a 17-unit Williamsburg condominium project that is allegedly “rife with construction defects,” including leaks, faulty windows and the use of flammable material on the roof, according to court documents obtained by The Real Deal.

“Condominium purchasers were defrauded by a developer who chose to cut corners at the expense of people’s safety,” Schneiderman said in a statement toThe Real Deal.

Schwartz, who also helped develop Williamsburg’s Warehouse 11 condo, could not immediately be reached for comment. Calls to a business at the same address as Maspeth Plaza and with a number for a Yitzchok Schwartz who lives in Williamsburg were not immediately returned.

Unit owners hired an engineering firm in January 2011 to evaluate the alleged defects, and the firm discovered an estimated $1.2 million worth of damage, ranging from improper roof installation, to “moisture penetrations” in the façade, to air and water seeping through the windows and balcony doors, the suit says.

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