After the unfortunate collapse of Surf Side Condominium in Miami this past June,
we asked our Engineer to do a thorough inspection of every part of both buildings.
He reported both buildings being in good shape but the only way to test the integrity
of the concrete’s condition of each balcony is to remove all tile and perform a sound testing.
The Board is taking a proactive approach and will begin this project in January 2022 – and end March 15, 2022
with units in the center building only.
Every unit in the center building that has tile on their balcony will have it removed then a sound testing
will be performed on the concrete and finally prepped for a new coating that will be applied.
We want you to know, the balcony furniture will be placed inside the unit and remain inside for the
duration of the time they are working on the balcony. There will be jack hammering Monday – Saturday
from 8am to about 5:30pm to move this project as quickly as possible. They will be doing the units by stack,
all units ending in 01 and so on. When they begin removal of the tile, there will be plywood placed on the
sliding glass doors and side windows to ensure the balcony cannot be accessed during the construction, for
safety precautions. Once they have completed that balcony testing and/or repairs, they will then remove the
plywood and you are welcome to enjoy the balcony then. There is NOT an option whether or not the balcony to
your rental unit has to be accessed, and they will only be accessing the balconies from the
outside and will not be going inside the units.
We wanted to let you know in advance to allow you time to decide whether you would like to still
stay with us this winter. There will be jack hammering noise and a lot of dust during the tile removal part of the project.