Deadly Collapse of 12-Story Champlain Towers South in Surfside, FL

  • "The main issue with this building structure is that the entrance drive/pool deck/planter waterproofing is laid on a flat structure...Since the reinforced concrete slab is not sloped to drain, the water sits on the waterproofing until it evaporates." - to Maryland-based Morabito Consultants. "Failure to replace the waterproofing in the near future will cause the extent of the concrete deterioration to expand exponentially."

  • "...Concrete damage observed would begin to multiply exponentially over the years, and indeed the observable damage such as in the garage has gotten significantly worse since the initial inspection. When you can visually see the concrete spalling (cracking), that means that the rebar holding it together is rusting and deteriorating beneath the surface." - Jean Wodnicki, President, Board of Directors at Champlain Towers South

Source: Jon Kamp, Will Parker, and Deborah Acosta of the WSJ

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