Views From The Expert: How Minor Construction Defects Can Turn Into Major Structural Problems

Found this from LinkedIn…good read.

Guest Post by: Theodore A. Wendland III, AIA
Sr. Forensic Architect – Expert Witness

 These condos were built in 1980, and investigated in 2003. The nominal water intrusion took 23 years to manifest itself in the form of a minor deck surface collapse which alerted the owner to investigate.

Needless to say it was well beyond the ten year statuette of limitations; this was not a restoration that was litigated. This was a 280 unit complex of high end condos, ranging in square footage from 3000 square feet to 6500 square feet.


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