Everyday is a up-to-date struggle with our aging condominium.
Back when this building was erected in the early 1969s, it looked like a gem along the coastline plus stood out among the other housing complexes in the area.
The photos from the time phase paint a thoroughly idyllic image of a condominium complex that is now in total disrepair. Trees are left to grow for years at a time with no trimming, leaving branches plus leaves scattered around, both on top of plus underneath cars. The lawn grows up to our knees before it’s mowed plus nothing is ever swept, be it dirt, yard debris, or dead insects plus insect droppings. Once you step inside several of the units, the problems just intensify. Two major hurdles presented themselves about several or fifteen years ago, following a few decades of seemingly no ill fate. The first was the plumbing—we found out that the pipes were done inproperly from the start plus that there was not proper venting to handle the load from a full building of leaseholders at a single time. The whole sewer program was given up-to-date venting to fix the problem. But, just as terrible was the terrible ductlabor design throughout. The ventilation is too slim plus the tiny air handlers in the condos are not sized for the ductlabor installed. Either you pay around several thoUSnd dollars to refit custom metal HVAC duct, or you deal with a single end of the condo always being freezing with the other always hot. Putting in a greater cooling system, even if it could fit inside, wouldn’t solve the concern either because the ductlabor then becomes too slim to handle the extra load from the AC.