All Seasons Senior Living Center takes a direct hit from Hurricane Irma during construction
PROJECT: All Seasons Senior Living, Naples, Florida 100 Independent Living Units, 62 Assisted Living Units and 25 Memory Care suites
PRODUCT USED: DRYLOK® EXTREME LATEX MASONRY WATERPROOFER
PROBLEM: Easy to use, cost effective method of waterproofing exterior cement finishes to meet requirements for building dry-in to begin interior construction. In addition, long-term solution for keeping interiors dry from wind-driven rain due to frequent coastal storms and hurricanes.
SOLUTION: DRYLOK® EXTREME Latex Masonry Waterproofer, an approved waterproof coating for interior and exterior walls and openings to quickly allow interior construction to commence after building shell was complete. DRYLOK® EXTREME Latex Masonry Waterproofer also provided a long-term barrier to the elements and was tested for wind-driven rain exposure.
On September 10th, 2017, Hurricane Irma roared ashore in Naples, Florida with blinding horizontal wind driven rain and 142 MPH wind gusts. Directly in its path was the All Seasons Senior Center, currently under construction. “The building had been dried in and the exterior finishes had been applied,” explained Michael Melugin, Associate at C+TC Design Studio in Atlanta, GA, and architect for the project.
During construction, DRYLOK® EXTREME Latex Masonry Waterproofer was utilized over the exterior cement finish used to construct the facility
DRYLOK® EXTREME Latex Masonry Waterproofer is “very easy to apply with minimal surface prep” shared Phillip Henderson, Project Manager, Service Contracting Solutions, the coating applicator on the project. He added that DRYLOK® was also used to waterproof the inside of decorative planters on the building.”
Service Contracting Solutions has a lot of experience with DRYLOK®, using it on several South Florida projects. “We like the DRYLOK® warranty and we get good production from it” added Phillip, “We can also single source with DRYLOK® FAST PLUG® Hydraulic Cement for pre-patching.”
Service Contracting Solutions submitted DRYLOK® to the Specifier for the project, Spiker-Baldwin Associates of Norcross, GA. Phil Baldwin, a seasoned independent specifier, wrote an interior waterproofing specification around DRYLOK® on the advice of the applicator and to satisfy the needs of the project.
What no one expected, Hurricane Irma was soon to strike and take direct aim on the project. After pummeling the Florida Keys, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Southwest Florida as a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of over 120 MPH and gusts measured at 142 MPH. “The All Seasons project took a direct hit by the hurricane and not a drop of water got in”, commented Mr. Melugin. “DRYLOK® worked the way we expected” he added.
The new 200+ residents of the All Seasons project will be protected from water intrusion from the ravages of hurricanes and all types of storms for many years to come. DRYLOK® has been protecting buildings since 1953 and has one of the only extended warranties against water leakage in the industry.
Trust DRYLOK ® like the experts at Service Contracting Solutions for all above or below ground waterproofing challenges both inside and out!
Developer: Beztak Properties, Farmington Hills, MI
Architect: C+TC Design Studio, Atlanta, GA
Specifier: Spiker-Baldwin Associates, Norcross, GA
Subcontractor: Service Contracting Solutions, Fort Myers, FL