Wind conditions on Tuesday and a power issue with the staging equipment on Wednesday, delayed the inspection work from getting underway. So we expect the inspection to continue into next week.
Weather permitting they could be finished by Wednesday October 31st.
GOOD NEWS THOUGH – So far, where they’ve inspected, they’ve found no problems with the buildings exterior metal and we are told the buildings sealants continue to be in very good condition.
The purpose of this inspection is routine, to determine the condition and health of the exterior windows and sealants, which were installed 8 years ago. These inspections were recommended by the manufacturer and engineers at the time of installation of the sealants, and are a part of our effort to promote a healthy maintenance and care program of the tower.
The exact locations have not been finalized, though the very southwest corner of the ’11 units master bedrooms and living rooms is a drop identified for inspection. They will be doing AT LEAST one drop for each side of the Tower’s triangle. But be prepared – as with the window washing, if you see ropes dropping, you can likely anticipate the crew making their way down the building outside your windows.
On Monday October 22nd, equipment will be mobilized including scaffolding where necessary at the ground level, and a swing stage at the roof level. Residents will see the staging ropes as they are placed and anchored at the locations where the drops will be performed.
VERY WEATHER PERMITTING Tuesday October 23rd through Friday October 26th, between 9am and 5pm, a swing stage will make its way up the chosen drops. Residents will notice the staging ropes as they are put in place. With cooperative conditions, the contractor will demobilize on Friday.
The weather will be the biggest factor in determining how much they are able to accomplish. Wind and any other adverse conditions will effect progress from day to day. As a rule, each day they lose would mean another day of work added. ALSO, while we hope they do not find problems with the exterior, if they do find issues to address, the may stop for a closer look. Serious problems may lead to additional time being required for investigating, and even additional drops being needed.
We appreciate all residents patience and understanding while these important inspections are completed. Feel free to contact the office with any questions, 773-769-3250 or e-mail email@example.com.