Please DO NOT use your toilets, sinks or tubs during this time as the workers are replacing and connecting drain lines.
So far, all signs continue to point to the project wrapping up the first week of October.
The general contractor and plumbers have informed us prospects look good no further full building shut downs will be necessary after Thursday August 27th. So far, this has allowed much more productivity each work day. They have been able to meet or exceed their planned out installations and connections each day this week. If this progress continues, full reconstruction should get underway as expected the first week of September.
HOWEVER, after August 27th, targeted shutdowns may be needed to finish up around the ’10, ’11 and ’12 tiers. Final fittings and tie-ins will, as well as testing of the lines may be necessary, and so far the timing appears to put us right around or after the 27th. We expect to have a follow up meeting early that week, and will advise residents once we know what to expect. Despite whether additional targeted shutdowns will be needed, major reconstruction will be able to get underway.
The City of Chicago plumbing inspector visited the work site this Monday and gave the contractor the thumbs up to begin installing drywall in the party room. It has been framed out, lighting has been reinstalled, and the contractor will begin actual dry-walling by the end of this week. This too is a positive sign that major reconstruction will be able to commence as planned.
The general contractor will be working on Saturday, as they remove old sections of the plumbing from the building.
In a recent update, we posted an FAQ (Click Here). We expect to do this again in the near future, so if you have any questions or curiosities about the ongoing work you would like us to respond to in more detail, shoot us an email for consideration.