- Intracoastal waterfront
- Three low-rise multifamily residential buildings with ground level parking garages
- Single-story common Clubhouse and pool
- 34 condominium units
- Wood-framed, steel, and concrete construction
Following completion of construction in 2007, building occupants and maintenance staff began to report problems related to condensation and temperature control within their units. In 2013, Fuller Group, Inc. was retained to perform an investigation into the causes of reported problems and provide a report summarizing our findings. The investigation included review of project documents and performing destructive test cuts in the building envelope to observe as-built conditions. Fuller’s professional staff evaluated damages on the interior of units to isolate sources of water and air intrusion to determine areas of improper/incomplete construction.
Our investigation revealed inadequate sealing around window openings and penetrations in the building envelope, incomplete insulation of the exterior walls, and damaged weather barrier. These deficiencies allowed unconditioned, humid exterior air to enter the units, resulting in condensation and moisture staining at certain elements of the unit interiors.
Following our investigation, Fuller was retained to develop repair documents and provide construction administration services related to repair of all 34 units. The scope of work included, but was not limited to: application of spray-foam insulation, sealing of fenestrations and ductwork, and replacement of damaged weather barriers and flashings. Construction began in the fall of 2015 and was completed in the summer of 2016. During the repairs, our architecture professionals worked closely with the HOA, property manager, and contractor to coordinate repairs at the individual units and address latent damages that were uncovered during the repair process.