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wils

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The rock has to be R&R'd for proper waterproofing of the wall. Since this work is going to run over the $$$ threshold for requiring a permit, make sure that a permit gets pulled
 

smokinwater

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Gil: since me and mud (and stucco) don't play well, I was thinking that IF a consensus here said it would be a good thing, the guy I have doing the hanging would be the one to- I guess- smooth coat it.
Wils: the association Prez was telling me our Head Maint guy (owner of company) is a general contractor, so I imagine he's savy in permit reqs. but your point is definitely something I'll look for. I don't plan on being far from the job, that's for sure.
 

smokinwater

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Met with 3 board members and their general contractor. They all agree association will have to be the lead on this project. They're talking permits and soils survey & engineering to deal with the moisture in the soil from contacting the structure above the slab line. I think I'm gonna be OK here, but will still be on site during the work. Thx all. Jon
 

wils

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They're talking permits and soils survey & engineering to deal with the moisture in the soil from contacting the structure above the slab lin
well, heck. may as well talk to them about the installation of a "french drain". or maybe they are already including it in their scope of work needed.
 

KnotyBuoyz

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Met with 3 board members and their general contractor. They all agree association will have to be the lead on this project. They're talking permits and soils survey & engineering to deal with the moisture in the soil from contacting the structure above the slab line. I think I'm gonna be OK here, but will still be on site during the work. Thx all. Jon

Soil above the slab line? That sounds strang. Unless there is a water proofed concrete or masonry retaining wall the dirt should not be above the slab. The dirt should be eight inches below the PT wood sill plate.

In post 24 you said there was dirt in the wall from the planter?

Something went terribly wrong in the design and construction of that condo building.
 

KnotyBuoyz

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well, heck. may as well talk to them about the installation of a "french drain". or maybe they are already including it in their scope of work needed.
Wils, is that French drain installed before or after the blood sucking lawyers get ahold of this? :rolleyes:

This project sounds as if they could be in for; civil engineer doing new grading and drainage plan as no way that dirt should be up against unknown finish on exterior of a wood framed wall, structural engineer determining if current foundation system is adequate for acting as a retaining wall foundation if dirt has to remain above slab elevation, temporary shoring of the structure while concrete or masonry wall is installed below grade in lieu of wood framing. Repair wood framing to retaining wall interface, drywall, exterior finish, etc.

Let's hope there is just a small raised planter in an isolated area that can easily be removed and repairs made. Without more insight it is tuff to figure this one out, but I am sure glad you or I didn't build it. :D
 

smokinwater

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The complex is mid-70's era. Only thing that comes close to how that much soil got above the slab/bottom plates is years of planting and re-planting, never removing the soil. That wired in black siding paper and concrete was completely broken down, viewed from inside the unit. Wils, one board member was spot on saying whether a soil engineer is brought in or not, French drains is what he will be insisting on after removing several yards of soil away from the structure. Was thinking about it today: landscapers were told to shut off the sprinkler water to the planter, which has basically red apple, couple of bird of paradise and a couple of sago palms. Think I'll suggest rip out the red apple, dig out bunch of soil, add the drainage and just go to drip if any watering, which really shouldn't be more than a couple of days a week, right? Again, at least the Board is being pretty cool about wanting to take advantage of the place being empty anyhow, and get the project approved and moving.
 

smokinwater

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Knotty: my ins agent didn't want to touch this issue, but was telling me to line up a lawyer. I said thanks, and hung up. The way I figured it, #1 I'd be suing myself, and #2 as long as the HOA Board wants this done, suing would bring the project to a complete halt.