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RE: Berkeley Balcony Collapse

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I like that we have be elevated to the importance of structural pest control 
 and general contractor.
Now no more stucco on bottom of decks...exposed framing or removable panels
to perform the 5 year inspections and reports.
And cut vent holes in your cantilevered framing for it to breath. New design 
 idea.

Joe Venuti

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com] On
Behalf Of Chuck Utzman
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:09 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Berkeley Balcony Collapse

The City has released its report & recommendations.
http://www.berkeleyside.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Staff-Recommendation.
pdf
The "investigation" concluded that this deck & the one below had a lot of
rot. (Big Surprise.) They did not investigate the source of the water
leak(s). The City does not seem to understand that omitting the
waterproofing from any kind of inspection protocol is the primary flaw in
the construction process.
They recommended ventilation (OK), decay resistant construction
materials(GOOD), inspections at 6 months & 5 years((TOO SOON & TOO LATE).
Because of their almost complete lack of experience with the water leaks
that result from poor construction practice, the City's recommendations have 
 failed to address the real problem. There must be periodic inspections
during construction by qualified persons to insure that the buildings'
waterproofing is adequate. To continue to build leaky buildings and then
make repairs, is ridiculous.
Chuck Utzman, PE

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