The contractor completing the repairs expects the project to take up to 3 weeks, weather permitting. The first week will be the noisiest and dustiest, as the lower courses of brick are being removed, to expose the joint and flashing between the wall and the sidewalk where the primary repair work is needed.
Much like repairs that have been done in other locations around the building, such as the exterior wall along Suite 108 completed late last fall, repairs will begin to the wall along the outside of the bike room. The very bottom courses of brick will be removed, the joint between the sidewalk and masonry will be repaired, and new brick will be installed.
For some time, our team has been dealing with a variety of leaks inside the bike room. These repairs are necessary to address some seepage and leaking we’ve experienced, particularly in very heavy rain. Similar repairs have been completed in recent history along the front of the building facing Sheridan Road. Seepage at these locations caused deterioration along the base of the walls, and in some cases leaking into the mall, lobby and garage. Since those repairs were completed, the deterioration and leaking has stopped.
The Board approved this work at the April 8th Board meeting, and the contractor completing the project expects – weather permitting – they can finish the job within 2 to 3 weeks.