A commercial pool contractor who took photos of the Seaside, Florida condominium building just 36 hours before it collapsed is speaking out to the Miami Herald.
The contractor who asked not to be named visited the building recently to examine the pool and bid on “cosmetic work.”
This was part of the restoration project set to begin on the building. Residents of the building were being assessed $1,000 according to one woman who recently purchased a condo in the building for $600k. She survived the collapse and said the building problems were never revealed to her.
According to numerous reports, the trouble in the pool area and the basement garage indicated serious problems.
Photo below of the pool equipment room via Miami Herald:
The contractor took photos of the garage of the Champlain Towers South showing cracking and extensive corrosion to structures plus pools of water on the floor.
Photo of standing water in the pool equipment room via the Miami Herald.
There have been reports of repeated flooding in the basement garage of the building. A former maintenance manager for the building said he had raised concerns about ocean water regularly inundating the parking garage. He said, “…it was so much water, all the time, that the pumps never could keep up with it.”
The contractor sent the photos to his supervisor with recommendations, and two days later, the building partially collapsed.
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