Buildings Meeting Minutes
July 30th, 2019
Attendance: Corey, Cody, Nadja, Shannon, Drew
Approved Active Projects - Link to All Active Buildings Projects
Shannon Wersal selling her unit & uncovered issues
Alyssa Thompson leaky windows issue
Hallway carpets deep-cleaned (Rental Weekend to be announced by Nadja)
Next Friday, Aug 9th-Aug 11th, cost per day for rental, $30 then cleaning fluid. Will get the stairs accessory and the stairs will be done. Any volunteers can sign up here
Safe Basements: High bids typically, never got back to us
Standard Water Control Systems: https://standardwater.com/waterproof-basement-walls-minnesota-iowa/ - Shannon contacted on 7/11, did not hear back
Final Solutions Waterproofing, update?
Innovative Basement Solutions, update?
American Waterworks, update?
Brown's Basement, update?
Malind from Structure Tech came out today. We will have a full report from him soon. While inspecting the window that has been leaking in Alyssa's unit, he noticed that there is no flashing at the top to allow for any moisture that has gotten behind the stucco. This may be from a window up above that window. The water is getting behind the stucco and then traveling down the wall right behind the stucco.
He also had some bad news to report in regards to moisture and their professional advice on how to take care of the limestone foundation. Basically, he recommends that we continue with patching and repairing the limestone walls in the storage units, and everywhere in the basement. This should be done behind the walls in the finished sections on a regular basis, like we do in the other parts of the basement with crumbling limestone. (Yikes to hear that) We need to focus on keeping moisture out and keeping the wall that we have together and stable. Being able to see and have access to that is crucial. At the very least, having large access panels in those rooms that are in the basement and share a wall with the foundation. He would also suggest continuing to search along the back wall for additional foundation issues due to the evidence of water we are seeing from moisture testing along the back walls.
Moisture was found in every area that was tested along the back wall, in Val's unit, Shannon's, Julia's, the archive room, Alyssa's unit. I don't think any of them are considered active leaks but there is water getting in, it's not drying out and it's causing problems. Even if it is seeping slowly in, over time, it will damage the property.
Project Bids Pending Approval
Projects Needing Bids
Window replacement - this is a link to add any window issues you are experiencing
Intercom replacement - I’ve (Cody) worked with two vendors and received two separate quotes. And think Taften had one additional quote
White painting on roof
Front doors re-do
(Ongoing) Storage unit corrections
One-Off Maintenance Activities
Create video for how to maintain existing TransAlarm security controls and features
Install the 1811 laundry room riser
Install plastic corners in all hallways
Regular Maintenance Activities
All Doors and common windows cleaned
Hallway mats dusted and deep-cleaned (Time for new ones unless we can get new carpets soon)
Broken/busted light bulbs fixed (Write the date on the light bulb so we know how fast they are burning out)
Scuffs/marks on hallways walls wiped/cleaned away (If you are a bike owner, the tires mark up the walls quick)
Dusting/removal of cobwebs
Winter mostly: Silicon lubricant on external gate locks to prevent freezing/water accumulation. Silicon lock lubricant is the recommended product from TransAlarm.