Good afternoon Verano Place community,
Interior Plumbing and Exterior Closet Repairs:
Residential addresses affected: 6457 thru 6493
Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm
PROJECT SCHEDULE: See attachment for projected project calendar.
PROJECT SCOPE: The contractor will be cutting out drywall in the entry, living/dining area, bathroom, and one bedroom closet. The areas indicated on the attached floor plan map will require you remove all personal items from these areas the best you can. A work area will be tented with plastic, to prevent drywall dust from affecting your living space. At the end of each day, they will remove the plastic, and clean areas affected. The contractor will require access to your unit for five continuous days, during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.The construction crew who has been awarded this contract is Blackstone Builders, a company who has performed the majority of the interior aesthetic renovations of your residence.
The copper pipes in the walls that supply water to the sinks, tub/shower, and toilet in each apartment are original to the building and have reached their service life. Leaks due to deterioration are occurring with increasing frequency. This project will install higher grade copper pipes, valves that will allow shut off to only 1-2 apartments instead of the entire building when required for maintenance/repairs, and high-efficiency water heater equipment. The work in each apartment may require up to 10 work days to complete. The pipes under and around the buildings were replaced in an earlier project.
This work plan is to be phased due to unique conditions of this project, as the aesthetics were completed in advance of this invasive project. The final product as a result of this project will be repaired and match the existing casework (cabinets).
RESIDENT IMPACTS: Openings will be cut in specific areas of drywall and bathroom cabinetry to remove/replace the pipe. Personal items that obstruct access to these areas will need to be relocated to another area of the apartment while the work is being performed. A detailed layout of the affected areas will be provided in advance of the work. The usual noise, dust, and the presence of contractor staff associated with construction work of this sort will occur. The contractor will provide floor protection and vertical barriers to contain the dust to the work area.
- A) There will be two planned water outages for final tie-ins and water heater replacement.
- B) Access to your unit will be difficult as the tented areas will limit your free range use of the interior space, kitchen, one bedroom closet and bathroom areas.
- C) Removal of personal belongings from the designated areas must be completed in advance, the inspection will occur five days ahead of the planned start date.
- D) Pets will need to be locked into a secure space unaffected by this work as the front door will be opened and closed several times daily.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Jason A. Espinoza
Associate Director of Operations
Verano Place Housing
(949) 824-6739 (office)
(949) 824-2617 (fax)