- Intracoastal Waterfront
- 16 separate 3- and 4-story multifamily residential buildings
- 379 condominium units
- Wood framed construction
This existing community on the intracoastal waterway of the Grand Strand was constructed in three phases over the span of 11 years, beginning in 1996. The buildings consist of individual condominium units at each floor with covered porches, elevator and stair towers, and covered exterior walkways. The exterior envelopes of the buildings contain of a variety of claddings, including: EIFS, masonry veneer, vinyl and horizontal lap siding, aluminum and vinyl nail flange windows, and asphalt shingles.
Fuller Group, Inc. was retained to perform an investigation of the existing conditions to determine sources of moisture infiltration and building material degradation. Professional services included an evaluation of the building envelope claddings, structural analysis of the crawlspace and floor truss structural systems, assessment of the walkway and porch waterproofing systems, and a general review of the roofing installation. During our investigation, we conducted visual surveys and destructive test cuts to assist in evaluating the as-built conditions of the buildings, determine sources of moisture intrusion, and assess damage to building components.
Following our condition assessment, we developed emergency repairs that were implemented by a contractor at several locations that exhibited severe deterioration of the wood-framed exterior walkways. We provided a comprehensive report summarizing our findings, and continue to work with the Homeowner’s Association.