<p>Driftwood Sands Condominium Association, Inc.
Dear Driftwood Sands Owner,
This letter is being written to inform you of several ongoing projects and concerns.
Firstly, and most importantly, your Board of Directors has been diligently researching a solution to
the continued problem with water intrusion in the 8 stack units. Let us share some of the President's
recap as given at the last Board Meeting on 04/20/2017:
“We live in a building that was constructed in 1981 and has had many minor renovations and repairs and one
major renovation in 2005/6. At that time we removed all wood from the top 5 floors, placed stucco over concrete
masonry to modernize and protect our building and change the car port area. This was done to protect the
infrastructure and integrity of the building while increasing the value of each unit. This cost over $1.2 million
and paid through an assessment of all owners.
We have been fighting a battle since 2013 in the 8 stack units of our building to prevent water intrusion into the
units and more importantly into the slab and infrastructure that supports our building. RPM has the time line
and expense for each repair in the 8 stack since 2013. The total cost was $53,900. To continue to fight this battle
your Board hired TRC engineering firm to give us an account of the damages and the causes of this damage. (We
hired TRC after getting 3 bids from engineering firms as dictated by our governing documents). TRC assessed
the damage incurred by water intrusion into each unit. They have made recommendations to the BOD and our
condo lawyer was present via conference call on April 7th to discuss liability and fault issues. A copy of the
complete engineering report is included in this package.
The summary begins on page 32 and continues with recommendations and pictures of each unit. The Board has
discussed a time line for the 3 phases including the painting and repairs of fine cracks in stucco and balcony
walls. We will continue to repair 5 balcony decks each yea