𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗧𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗔𝗚𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚.
Excerpt from an Article by Karins St. Pete Branch Manager, Tom Buffington.
Florida is home to more condominium units than any other state in the country. Whether your condominium is newer or older, maintenance and proper inspections are necessary to prolong the life of the building and minimize the need for major repairs. Once structural deficiencies are extensive, it becomes more challenging to maintain a building's structural integrity. Protective measures and routine maintenance established during the genesis of a structure is a key component to minimizing major structural deficiencies.
When major catastrophes occur and a thorough inspection has taken place, it is the results of those inspections that help set new mandates and codes in place for better structural integrity. After the collapse of 5-story Harbour Cay Condominium in 1981, Florida’s Threshold Inspection Law was introduced. And after Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992, a series of operations led to the adoption of a single minimum standard code, the Florida Building Code. The impact of maintenance upkeep and investigations is crucial to bettering the longevity and safety of our Florida buildings.
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