23 January, 2014

Concrete Masonry

I live in a 6 unit apartment complex. There is a subterranean garage to park our cars. The walls in the garage are concrete Masonry blocks and the ceiling is a concrete slab with an overhang of about 7 or 8 feet on the North side. (This area is a common walkway that provides access to each unit. ) The residence is a wood structure of two story high that has a concrete porch on the back side or the south side. There are several cracks on the elevated slab on the north side and some of the re-bars are exposed. The entire slab is not level at all and the thickness varies from 8 to 10 inches. What should I do when I tap on the concrete porch on the north side as I enter to my unit the elevated concrete slab sounds hollow whereas other areas closer to the entrance sound solid. Thank you and regards, Andre' Petrossians. I was so pleased to find this — I would call in for a city/ county building code inspector for an inspection of the described problem.

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  1. Alex XXX472 January 21, 2014 at 5:11 am #
    I would move.