Height of Collingswood Apartments Restoration
- Concrete balcony repairs
- Removal of brick masonry walls
- Over 10,000 SF of concrete repair
- Location: Oaklyn, New Jersey
- Specialty Contractor: PULLMAN
Constructed in the 1940’s, Heights of Collingswood Apartments is a complex of four 10-story buildings. As a part of a state mandated program, the Section 8 Housing Complex required a series of state inspections, with findings that led the owners to seek repairs to the balconies where the brick masonry walls had displaced and brick was falling from a steel shelf angle that did not have flashings. Concrete balcony decks were also showing signs of deterioration, delamination, and spalling, and the sealants were found to be in poor condition and required repair.
PULLMAN was selected as the specialty contractor, and upon construction found out that instead of single concrete beams, the main beams supporting the balcony slabs consisted of significantly corroded steel c-channels embedded in concrete. Since these c-channels provide the main support for the balcony, the crews had to remove each and every concrete beam to fully expose the embedded corroded c-channels. The PULLMAN team cut and removed the existing c-channels near the building wall by crane and hoisted the new c-channels back into place in order to weld them to the existing columns. The additional steel work required all balcony slabs to be shored to grade for this repair.
Through teamwork, quality craftsmanship, and value engineering the project team was able to successfully complete the project.