Sampling of Expert Litigation Support Services

Rotted exterior wall framing
Rotted exterior wall framing

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Rot damage at dryer vent
Rot damage at dryer vent

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Rot damage to framing
Rot damage to framing

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Rotted exterior wall framing
Rotted exterior wall framing

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The Hamptons at MetroWest

The Hamptons at MetroWest, a 743-unit wood-framed condominium complex built in 2001 in Orlando, Florida, had such large-scale structural rot damage that the City of Orlando had threatened to condemn some of the buildings. Systemic defective installation of weather protection systems such as windows, roof flashings, and the exterior wall stucco, had contributed long-term water intrusion through the building envelope and into wood-framed wall and roof cavities, causing extensive rot damage to the buildings’ structural framing. Starting in 2008, Marcon undertook a forensic investigation to determine the causes of water intrusion, establish the extent of damage, prepare repair recommendations, and assist in a lawsuit against the builder.  Ultimately the investigation amassed over 14,000 evidentiary photos.   The lawsuit was settled in 2012.

Rot damage at window
Rot damage at window

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Rot damage at roof diverter
Rot damage at roof diverter

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Rot damage
Rot damage

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Rot damage at window
Rot damage at window

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The Grand Venezia at Baywatch

The Grand Venezia at Baywatch, a 336-unit wood-framed condominium project in Clearwater, Florida, suffered from damage to the buildings' structural framing.  Defective installations of weather protective systems such as roofs, windows, and stucco, had resulted in water intrusion into roof and wall cavities that produced extensive rot damage.  Starting in 2010, Marcon conducted a forensic investigation to determine the causes of water intrusion, establish the extent of damage, prepare repair recommendations, and assist in a lawsuit against the builder. The case was settled in 2013.

Contessa's Vineyard/Lavender Trails

Part of a development of single-family detached homes called City in the Hills, in Bakersfield, California, homes in the project had post-tensioned foundation slabs.  Due to problems with the structural design and construction of the foundation slabs, many of the homes experienced vertical deformations along the slab perimeters of as much as 3 inches, causing walls cracks and pulling window and door frames out of plumb.  Marcon was retained to assess the design and construction of the post-tensioned foundation slabs, and to assist in the formulation of repairs.  

Open crack in post tensioned slab
Open crack in post tensioned slab

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Trial demonstrative
Trial demonstrative

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Upheave demonstrative
Upheave demonstrative

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Open crack in post tensioned slab
Open crack in post tensioned slab

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View of exterior
View of exterior

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Rot damage
Rot damage

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Rot damage under diverter
Rot damage under diverter

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View of exterior
View of exterior

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Central Park at Lee Vista

Central Park at Lee Vista, a 296-unit condominium project in Orlando, Florida, had extensive damage to the structural framing due to water intrusion.  Marcon was retained to investigate the causes for the water intrusion, estimate the extent of structural damage, formulate repair recommendations, and provide litigation support.  The case settled in 2014.