Condo – Pools and Waterproofing
I work at a large 500 unit condominium complex in the East Bay. The maintenance department and the management office call contractors occasionally to supplement the staff we employ. We have contacted many companies for estimates and the responses were fearsome. This is considering the work should be done the same way, with the same materials used by the different contractors.
Some of the residents have mentioned your column, and in reading it, I find your information very easy to follow. Could you recommend one or two companies that are involved in swimming pool tile repair? After dealing with two or three companies over the past five years, attempting to fix the pools, it would be helpful if you could recommend someone with a good reputation for this work.
Also, we have had many leaks in the waterproofing membrane (concrete slab to the building). This is where our plaza level (tennis courts, swimming pool, recreation lounge, landscaping, etc.) stops at the high rise buildings. The waterproofing should keep the water from going to the three levels below, without using a drainage system. There are also cracks in the garage which allow water to drop onto the vehicles. Could you also recommend a few companies with a good reputation in stopping such leaks? We have had the cracks injected and the membranes replaced and patched as needed. We still end up diverting water with corrugated aluminum to keep the cars from getting wet and to stop possible damage to the garage structure. Thank you for your time and consideration.