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Old 08-14-2014, 07:56 AM  
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Originally Posted by stadry View Post
i see opportunity here we're selling our place in hilton head & i'd love to get back down to islamorada / marathon,,, maybe its time to look down there ? i've repaired underwtr columns for fl & la dot's,,, good work,,, tnx for the post

there are marine contractors who specialize in this work + many prof engineers who have good experience w/method & materials - good luck !

ps - any home in the keys will have the same issue ( the wtr table's so high - salty, too ) if on piers,,, grade beams OR slab is better imho

Interesting, thank you for your opinion. I have noticed that nearly all have some damage to the supporting from the rust/salt water the more I check into it, the more I see and understand it's nearly impossible to not have some sort of salt water damage. Still haven't heard back from the engineer. Hopefully, if nothing else I'll understand all of it all the more.

Yes, there are some great buys down there still. I prefer Marathon, would consider as far north as islamorada, but that would be as far north I'd go. I feel Key West, and Key Largo are both way too commercial, so trying to stay south of Key Largo, and at least 25 miles north of Key West.

Thank you for your opinion again, it helps to hear from others that have dealt with similar problems.

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Old 10-03-2014, 10:52 AM  
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Just wondering how it all turned out.
Did you get bids on the repairs?

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