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Water proofing / Parking Lot drain System

Submitted by atalaya on Sun, 02/10/2019 - 18:51


Our water proofing of the eastside of the building is complete, and it looks great. Due to the schedule of waterproofing the eastside we are finding very minor issues that bump up cost. We realize it's it bit of an inconvenience, but it's needed due to the exposure that side gets from weather. All caulking around sliders have been checked, and any issues were addressed by applying fresh caulk. We should be good for three more years. That is the schedule for this side.


Our parking lot change order appears to have been a good one. Instead of drain box with large grate at the entry to lobby and at the spa/indoor pool entry from parking lot we opted for two trench drains which span the entire area under the awning, and the entire window system at the spa. The intent is to enable as much water as possible in multiple areas to drain, therefore creating much less ponding and puddles. Weather was not our friend, so it looks like total completion, which includes patching, re-sealing and stripping may not happen until maybe April.

Updates on Projects

Submitted by atalaya on Thu, 12/20/2018 - 18:35


Our drainage project for the most part is complete. All building drain lines are connected to the storm water system at the street. We have made a bit of a change order with the water catch basins design at the building. This change is not costing any more money it's giving more area to absorb water. These drain systems are on order and hopefully will arrive and we will be complete by year-end. The paving and re-sealing may need to be pushed until spring due to weather.


The water proofing is at the balcony floor stage of the 4-5 drop. This is the point that furniture will need to be inside in order to get full coverage. Therefore, restricted balcony use. The railings will be wrapped, and the idea is to only have railings covered until they pass by with the second coat on the face of building.


Our proactive bed bug treatment went well with no findings, and that is a good thing. We accomplished in the two days all units as well as monthly pest control at the same time.


We may be seeing the beach re-nourishment moving to our neighborhood by the beginning of the year. Will keep posted on the schedule.


From everyone on Staff at Atalaya Towers we want to wish everyone a safe, and Merry Christmas

Update on Drainage Project / Water Proofing

Submitted by atalaya on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:57


We got through the first phase of the drain project at the street. While getting to the front of the building there were a couple of issues that have prolonged the project at the front of the building. Parking spaces have been re-arranged to still have our same number of handicap spaces. Due to this as well as weather this project will probably be ongoing until the end of the year.


The water proofing of the east side is on the 4-5 stack with restricted uses of balconies at times, and as well with the weather no being cooperative this project will be going on until year end or a bit more.


Our annual proactive bed bug inspection and treatment will be conducted as told at the Annual Meeting on the 13th and 14th of December. Next week. We will be doing 1st floor to 9th floor on Thursday and 10th floor to the 17th floor on Friday. There will be notices posted

Drain & Water Proofing Eastside

Submitted by atalaya on Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:21


Our building drain project hit a snag in the road literally. While unearthing the area for the box in the street it was discovered that the main water line that feeds the entire area was right in the way of the drainage pipe that is to be installed. So, in conjunction with Grand Strand Water and Sewer we have a scheduled shutdown for Tuesday the 27th from 9am - 3 pm. The water line will be cut and re-routed to avoid the drain line path, because the drain line has to be in the position of the pipe installed North and South of the property 20 years ago. After the water is back on the work will proceed towards the building for the remainder of the project. After the project is complete, we will be re-sealing the main parking lot.


Water Proofing of the eastside of the building will concentrate onto the 4 - 5 stack starting on Saturday December 1st with pressure washing that will be done in one day. The week prior will consist of rapping all railings to protect them from paint. That first week from the 1st will involve identifying areas that require grinding and treating prior to re-surfacing with concrete for final water proofing application. There will be times that balcony furniture needs to be cleared, and access to balconies will be restricted. Notices will be placed in elevators and at office for work schedules. The south deck will have periodic restricted use.


Also, we had a King Tide come through last weekend that affected our ramp. We lost at least 2 feet of sand exposing the edge with a 2 foot drop off. The ramp is closed until our contractors can repair. The sand washout also unearthed some boulders that were buried from Matthew that will need to be put back in place.

Fall / Winter Projects

Submitted by atalaya on Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:02


Our projects have begun for the fall after being postponed by hurricanes we were able to continue on with our water proofing of the building. We are hopeful to be completed with the 2-3 stacks within the next week or so weather permitting.


Our building drain project is scheduled to begin November 12th. This will involve some parking spaces closed off for a couple of days at a time. There will be machinery along with temporary walk-ways to and from the front of the building, also digging along the outdoor pool fence. After the construction stage of the project is complete the entire parking lot is scheduled to be re-sealed. This portion will require the entire lot to be emptied and moved to the lot across the street. Again, these projects are worked on when weather permits. The anticipated time for this to be completed is after thanksgiving.