James Landing Condominiums in Scituate, MA is a waterfront property with 50 units spread across 5 architect-designed buildings. The setting is pristine, overlooking the North River as it winds towards the Atlantic, but exposes the buildings to punishing weather. Over the years nature had taken its toll and over the course of 2020-2021 the association embarked on a large-scale project to repair the aging building envelope systems.Read more
The North Building at Gateway Condominiums in Beverly, MA has suffered from masonry deterioration at balcony columns since shortly after its original construction. The brick columns have exhibited widespread cracking and spalling, creating a maintenance problem as well as a potential safety concern.Read more
Take a look at the difference in the limestone sills on the left and right side of the image below.
The one on the left is new and the one on the right is about 70 years old, having spent those 7 decades directly exposed to the ocean. The erosion of the limestone on the right is from this exposed to salt-laden mist from the sea.Read more
We recently investigated a report of water “leakage” at a suburban Boston townhouse. The owner described a history of water infiltration at several locations throughout the home. As it turned out the bigger problem was not water leakage, but condensation.Read more