Originally Posted By: jnosworthy
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From your words it sounds like you seemed overally concerned that the cost of the SE, would add a lot of cost with little more than confirmation of your own assessment. I think the SE’s role can be whatever it wants to be, but would surely include invasive testing to determine what is going on, how bad is bad, and for a fee, recommendations to remedy the problem, including design work if needed.
Like you say, you can refer to either the SE (the expert) or the restoration GC. Either route, I hope the owners are encouraged to seek the counsel of the expert.
In your photo 77, i have to wonder if the ac unit didn’t provided a steady supply of water into the sill cap area, and eventually on into the wall and behind the brick veneer.
I listened to a Nat. Public Radio interview some years back. The guest was from the company doing restoration of the steel on the empire state bldg. FACT steel can swell to 8 times its original thickness, just add water. Something to think about.
let us know what is learned about the remedy please