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What is going on here, moisture or water intrusion?

Discussion in 'Commercal Plumbing' started by MarcelCyr, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. MarcelCyr

    MarcelCyr Community Post Master NACBI Member

    Inspection of the mechanical basement space, showed rusting of the bases of the file room shelving and sump pump cover. Hmm!
    Was it moisture from the slab or water infiltration from the foundation. DSCN2172.JPG
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    Well, some clues were present while going down in the mechanical room.
    Missing or removed drywall at bottom of stairwell. DSCN2171.JPG
    A garden hose pump under the stairs.

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    Bathtub ring on the walls.


    Got it.

    The power went out on the building and with no back-up for the sump pump, the basement flooded for awhile unnoticed.
    The building has been unoccupied for awhile.


    Thus a new furnace and rusted file bins.
     

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  2. Bill Warner

    Bill Warner Administrator Staff Member NACBI Member

    Nice
     
  3. Dale Duffy

    Dale Duffy Administrator Staff Member NACBI Member

    Now they have wireless high water alarms which send messages to your phone or computer.
     
  4. MarcelCyr

    MarcelCyr Community Post Master NACBI Member

    This was a Medical Building, so they should have a generator back-up which the buyer will end up doing.
     
  5. Dale Duffy

    Dale Duffy Administrator Staff Member NACBI Member

    Unreal, medical files destroyed by water cuz the owner is either cheap or incompetent.
     
  6. Terry Clayton

    Terry Clayton Community Post Master NACBI Member

    Storage cost money, damaged files get destroyed, what a racket.
     
  7. MarcelCyr

    MarcelCyr Community Post Master NACBI Member

    Files weren't destroyed Terry, looks like the water came right up to the first shelve.
    They had a dehumidifier when I was there. The business had already moved to another area of the State, but the furnishings were still there.
    The buyer wants to open a facility for Lime Disease.
    I worked for the Buyer finishing his Million $ home some years ago and my old employer suggested he call me to evaluate the condition of the building.
    I guess I was laid off in good terms with my old employer. (y)
     
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  8. Chuck Forman

    Chuck Forman Community Post Master NACBI Member

    Nice! The detective part of our jobs is the part I like best.
     

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