Please be advised that façade repairs and window sealant replacement on the south side of the building is scheduled to begin within the next few weeks. It is expected that only A tier residents will be affected during the course of this work.
Prior to the start of this work, a high-drive canopy will be erected over the 3730-40 Lake Shore driveway. The canopy will not obstruct traffic flow for cars during the course of the project. There may be intermittent obstructions that prohibit driveway access during installation of the canopy and periodically during the course of the repair project, although we expect these interruptions to be brief. Canopy installation is scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 3rd and is expected to take 3 days to complete (weather depending). Please refer to the attached drawing that shows the canopy location.
Facade repair work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 8th and will include:
- Tuck pointing, brick masonry, and limestone repairs on the south façade
- Removal and replacement of 100% of the window sealant on the south facade.
Impact on residents
During daytime hours of 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, work crews will conduct various repairs on the exterior south façade of the building. This work will involve cutting, chipping, grinding, and quite a bit of dust and noise. The entire project is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete.
Preparation Instructions for residents in the façade repair area
Attached to this memo is an apartment plan with drop numbers. The drops that will be affected this year are drops S1 and S2.
DOWNLOAD PDF: Drop Map S1 & S2
DOWNLOAD PDF: South Elevation Canopy Plan
Crews will start working at the balustrade and parapet wall at the top of the building. We will keep you apprised of the work completed at each drop location as the work progresses.
To enable the repair contractors to complete work properly, please note the following:
- Windows should be kept shut and locked on the south elevations prior to commencement of any work. Windows can be opened outside of work hours. However, it is recommended that windows and other voids are taped shut during work hours to help mitigate dust from entering the apartment. Dust from grinding is very fine and will easily find its way into the building. Because the winds can sometimes be quite strong, it is recommended that windows above, below, or adjacent to repair areas remain closed and taped during working hours as well. Façade contractors are not responsible for any dust infiltration into apartments. Delicate painter’s tape (the blue tape sold in the package with the orange label) has been known to work well.
- Window A/C units and condensers should not be turned on while work is in progress. This will minimize the risk of pulling excessive amounts of gritty dust into the apartment. Some window A/C units and condensers will need to be removed prior to the start of sealant work. The units will not need to be removed for the entire duration of the project, but rather when the contractors are on a particular drop in which AC units are installed. Removal and reinstallation details will be provided separately to those affected residents.
- It is recommended that all pictures and objects from exterior walls be removed as vibrations caused by the contractors may knock pictures and/or items on shelving units down. Façade contractors are not responsible for damage to personal belongings during this work.
- For your privacy, you may want to close any window treatments.
- For safety reasons, any issues should be communicated to the Management Office and not directly to the workers on the scaffolding at any time for any reason.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Management Office.