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  • Residential High-rise Buildings
  • Exterior Concrete Facade Evaluation
  • Concrete Balcony Deterioration
  • Water Infiltration Damage Assessment
  • Balcony Railing Condition Assessment
  • Balcony Covering Evaluation
Residential High-rise Buildings1 Exterior Concrete Facade Evaluation2 Concrete Balcony Deterioration3 Water Infiltration Damage Assessment4 Balcony Railing Condition Assessment5 Balcony Covering Evaluation6


Project: Wheaton Center 
Wheaton, Illinois
Client: The Habitat Company
Services:  Structural Evaluation and Design, Preparation of Bid Documents, Bidding Assistance, and Overseeing the Construction

Structure Evaluation Engineers, Inc. (SEE)  was retained to evaluate the existing condition of the exterior facade (including balconies and railings) of two residential high-rise buildings with a total 460 units. The concrete facade of the buildings exhibited extensive cracking and spalling that created an unsafe condition around the buildings. 

After a close-up review of the concrete facade and concrete testing, SEE issued a comprehensive report addressing the problems associated with each high-rise building including concrete facade, railing, and balconies. The report also provided corrective measures including concrete repairs, coating and waterproofing, and presented estimated costs for the recommended repair program. Our client authorized SEE to prepare bid documents for Phase I of the construction which included exterior facade rehabilitation and coating. Due to budgetary constraints, our client decided to coat the buildings until funds become available to perform the necessary repairs. 

SEE provided concrete facade evaluation and condition assessment, prepared the repaired bid documents for the exterior facade repairs, assisted the owner with bidding the project, and oversaw the construction.