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Courtyard Repairs, 14 Washington Place


Water has infiltrated the basement of 14 Washington Place through leaks in the surface of the courtyard, necessitating repairs.

 

Information for Neighbors

 

Project Timeline
 

  • The project is scheduled to begin in August and continue through November.
  • The project will begin with approximately one week of abatement. 
  • Subsequently, contractors will remove the courtyard floor, requiring the use of hydraulic jackhammers for approximately one week. After, they will use pumps to remove water that has accumulated beneath the courtyard. Following this, they will install a waterproof membrane, insulation, and pavers on the courtyard floor. The waterproofing material must be flush with the building, requiring the removal and reinstallation of bricks at the building's base. This work will go through early November.

Scope of Work

 

  • The project will begin with necessary abatement steps.
  • Following abatement, workers will remove the courtyard floor, requiring the use of hydraulic jackhammers for approximately one week.
  • During the waterproofing phase, materials must be flush with the building, which will require the removal and reinstallation of bricks at the buildings base. This work involves a chipping machine.
  • As with any active construction site, dust will be generated in the area immediately surrounding the work and noise will be generated by mechanical equipment.
  • The new waterproofing material may give off a mild odor when it is first laid down.
  • An abatement truck will be located across from the Brown building on Washington Place between Greene Street and Washington Square East. A dumpster truck for debris removal will also be required, location to be determined.

Updates and Announcements

 

Construction Update, December 2, 2014

Completion of minor punch-list items continues. The project is scheduled to be completed this week, weather and field conditions permitting.

Construction Update, November 24, 2014

Completion of minor punch-list items continues. The project is scheduled to be completed in November, weather and field conditions permitting. No work is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.  

Construction Update, November 10, 2014

Work continues on the installation of insulation and waterproofing membrane on the roof this week. Please note that the waterproofing material may give off a mild odor when it is first laid down. As with any active construction site, noise may be generated by mechanical equipment. 
 The project is scheduled to be completed in November, weather and field conditions permitting.

Construction Update, November 3, 2014

Contractors continue to work on the installation of insulation and waterproofing membrane on the courtyard floor. Please note that the waterproofing material may give off a mild odor when it is first laid down. Contractors will continue to remove and re-install bricks at the building’s base this week, in order to ensure that the waterproofing material is flush with the building. As with any active construction site, noise may be generated by mechanical equipment such as the chipping machine needed to remove the bricks at the buildings base. The entire project is scheduled to continue through early November, weather and field conditions permitting.

Construction Update, October 27, 2014

Contractors continue to work on the installation of insulation and waterproofing membrane on the courtyard floor. Please note that the waterproofing material may give off a mild odor when it is first laid down. In addition, the waterproofing material must be flush with the building, requiring the removal and re-installation of bricks at the building's base. This work will continue again this week. As with any active construction site, noise may be generated by mechanical equipment such as the chipping machine needed to remove the bricks at the buildings base. Contractors have completed the enclosure for the two skylights that were discovered early on in the project. The entire project is scheduled to continue through early November, weather and field conditions permitting.

Construction Update, October 20, 2014

Contractors continue to work on the installation of insulation and waterproofing membrane on the courtyard floor. Please note that the waterproofing material may give off a mild odor when it is first laid down. In addition, the waterproofing material must be flush with the building, requiring the removal and re-installation of bricks at the building's base.  This work will continue this week. As with any active construction site, noise may be  generated by mechanical equipment such as the chipping machine needed to remove the bricks at the buildings base. Contractors will be conducting a concrete pour to cover the two skylights that were discovered early on in the project. The concrete pour may extend until 6pm on Monday, October 20th as workers need to ensure the skylight is properly sealed. The project is scheduled to continue through early November, weather and field conditions permitting.

Construction Update, October 13, 2014

Installation of the insulation and waterproofing membrane continues and contractors will continue to remove bricks at the building's base to flash the waterproofing material to the buildings base.  Work on the skylights continue. The addiional drain issue has been addressed.

Construction Update, October 6, 2014

Installation of the insulation and waterproofing membrane continues and contractors will continue to remove bricks at the building's base to flash the waterproofing material to the buildings base.  Work on the skylights and drains continue.

Construction Update, September 30, 2014

Installation of the insulation and waterproofing membrane continues and contractors will be removing bricks at the building's base to flash the waterproofing material to the buildings base.  Due to the discovery of two skylights on the courtyard floor (west side) and an additional drain (rear/east side) that is posing leak problems, contractors will need to do additional jackhammering in the coming weeks to address both issues.

Construction Update, September 22, 2014

The courtyard floor has been removed, and contractors have begun installing insulation, a waterproofing membrane, and new pavers. This will require the removal and re-installation of bricks at the building's base.

Construction Update, September 15, 2014

Inclement weather has extended the courtyard floor removal through the end of this week.  

Construction Update, September 15, 2014

Inclement weather has extended the courtyard floor removal through the end of this week.  

Construction Update, September 5, 2014

Weather delays have set back the abatement schedule, but work is expected to be completed by September 6. Courtyard floors are scheduled to be removed beginning Monday, September 8, involving approximately 1 week of hydraulic jackhammer use. Subsequently, water beneath the courtyard will be pumped out.

Construction Update, August 22, 2014

Permit approvals have delayed the start of work. The updated schedule is from August 25 through early November.

Construction Update, August 11, 2014

Permit approvals have delayed courtyard repairs. New start date information will be forthcoming.

Construction Update, July 10, 2014

Project details have been finalized.

Work hours

 

  • Monday - Friday,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • In instances where night or weekend work is required, community members will be given advanced notice.

Latest News

 

December 2 2014

Completion of minor punch-list items continues.

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