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#1 kirk

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 11:50 AM

Anyone know what's going on with this condo remediation on Hillside Ave?   It seems it has been under a blue tarp for most of 2015 (at least since the spring). 

 

This photo is from May 2015 & it hasn't really changed at all.  Only in the past few months have there been more Saywell workers visibly working on the building. 

 

I know there are some nice looking units for sale that were going to wait until after the remediation (I think I saw something around $38k/unit?).   This building has made me realize all condos may come with the chance of having to live under a blue tarp for 1 year.   Anyone know what the hold up is?  

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#2 Mike K.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 11:53 AM

It can take much longer than a year for crews to remediate a leaky condo. Perhaps the crews are working on other sides of the building that you're not seeing?

 

Typically it's stuff built in the 1980's and 1990's that is most likely to require remediation. The new stuff is built differently.


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#3 Nparker

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 02:02 PM

The remediation on my building lasted about 18 months. Living under the blue tarps pretty much made the weather seem the same every day for a year and a half.  :squint:



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 04:06 PM

It can take much longer than a year for crews to remediate a leaky condo. Perhaps the crews are working on other sides of the building that you're not seeing?

 

Typically it's stuff built in the 1980's and 1990's that is most likely to require remediation. The new stuff is built differently.

 

I wonder why we haven't heard much about polybutylene plumbing? Some of the insurance companies are getting on that bandwagon.

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#5 HB

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:31 PM

Its not news worthy.

It is replaced with pex after events.

Poly B does not cancel out insurance but an insurance company may insist that is be replaced after an initial payout

 

I had to do a plumbing home inspection on Lochside near McTavish for a home owner who was on their 3rd flood insurance claim in 4 years. The insurance company wanted every aspect of the plumbing,heating, perimiter and sewer sytem inspected done and any potential problems to be address BEFORE they woudl re-insure the home owner. We found a fair amount of Poly B and suggested they replace it.

 

Insurance companies arent out there ordering home owner to check their pipes randomly however if a person has Poly B and knows its history and tendencies they would be wise to look at replacing it before something happens

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#6 kirk

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 10:15 AM

What a lovely renovation on 1342 Hillside!    Looks great! 

 

 

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#7 Nparker

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 10:40 AM

It's almost hard to believe that is the same building. A most welcome face-lift.  :)



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:06 AM

I wonder what the special assessment cost the owners?
Edit: already answered earlier. $38k. Ouch

Edited by SamCB, 23 May 2016 - 11:07 AM.


#9 Nparker

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:37 AM

I wonder what the special assessment cost the owners?
Edit: already answered earlier. $38k. Ouch

Mine was nearly twice that 13 years ago.  :angry:



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:03 PM

Yikes.


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#11 Nparker

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:42 PM

Yikes.

Indeed.



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:58 PM

I am sure with this building the special assessment is less than the increase in value of each unit.

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 02:20 PM

I am sure with this building the special assessment is less than the increase in value of each unit.

 

Might work out OK in the end if you can come up with the 40k to begin with...

 

 

I wonder what it would cost to re-stucco an average sized house.  There's got to be what, all of 200sq-ft of siding and a few windows to replace there.  40k seems like a fair bit of coin...


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#14 kirk

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 03:30 PM

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Edited by kirk, 23 May 2016 - 03:37 PM.


#15 kirk

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 03:36 PM

Apologies.  To clarify, when I mentioned the 38k assessment earlier, that was for it's younger next door neighbour in the blue tarp, 2710 Grosvenor (finished photo here) which was a 38k full remediation. I guess that's why it took so long & I was puzzled what was happening under the blue tarp.  Lots of sales since the tarp was lifted.   It is a 1994 build.

 
1342 Hillside (it's older next door neighbour) is a 1977 build (& the photo in the above post, green/white to grey building). It has some new paint, new windows, new balconies.   Not sure what the cost was, but I found its before/after particularly impressive.

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 03:45 PM

I wonder if people care they lost their glassed in balconies at 1342 Hillside?



#17 Nparker

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 04:41 PM

I wonder if people care they lost their glassed-in balconies at 1342 Hillside?

The enclosed balconies/patios were rebuilt during remediation at my building. I suspect this would have been presented as an option to the owners of these units, and perhaps it was not seen as worth the hassle. The new balcony design at 1342 doesn't really lend it self to being enclosed - just as well in my opinion.



 



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