to the letter:
"... it has become clear that a large percentage have
experienced potential loss of structural integrity and load bearing
capacity while others exhibit evidence of significant water
"We got the letter about three or four days ago, that said no
one can stand on the balcony, because it's fixing to fall off. It's
dangerous," said Tony Hernandez. He owns two units in the
According to the president of the condominium association, engineers
found improperly installed flashing and water barrier paper. In
some cases, water barrier paper was missing.
"We've actually been trying to sell our condo. Since the wood rot,
we haven't been able to go onto our balcony and they've actually cut
into the ceilings. It looks really bad and people aren't buying,"
said owner Melanie Rodriguez.
Repair estimates are steep. According to the association, the cost
could range between $10,000 -$30,000 per unit.
Crews have begun shoring balconies and stairwells in the community.
The Reserve at Pointe Meadows was converted from an apartment community
in 2004. There are 350 units.
Alliance, the community's developer, also hired Hardaway
Construction to build Reserve at James Island. They are
now surveying that community. According to the company's vice
president, there have been no reports of problems.
Hardwick & Company hired Hardaway Construction to build Promenade at
Palencia in St. Augustine and Dunes Club Villas on Amelia Island.
"Hardaway [Construction] is a reputable company and I've had a very
good experience with them," said owner Jim Hardwick.
According to the Hardaway Construction website, the company also built
River Place Condominiums on Amelia Island.
are considering a law suit against Hardaway Construction.
Our calls to Hardaway Construction were not immediately returned.
Residents will meet with engineers, attorneys association board
members Thursday at the University of North Florida.
The meeting is scheduled for 7pm.
According to the Hardaway
Construction website, the company also built River Place
Condominiums on Amelia Island.