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WingNut 02-21-2012 04:54 PM

utility room - cement flooring
 
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Hello,

This is my utility room.

I'm wondering how I can fix this? After removing the water heater the HVAC contractor discovered there were holes in the plastic pan, and the cement floor had all but disintegrated. You can barely notice the plywood below? It's ready to give way.

One suggestion was to refill with cement and put a new piece of plywood, then put the new water heater on top. The only catch is, that this utility room sits over top another utility room…My neighbors.

I don't know if any of you live in a condo, but this is something I have to consider before trying anything. I'm trying to get the condo association to cover this since there was no leak in the water heater.

If I end up having to fix this, I want to do it right.

Can anyone help?

Thanks kindly.


WingNut 02-21-2012 04:54 PM

utility room - cement flooring
 
2 Attachment(s)

Hello,

This is my utility room.

I'm wondering how I can fix this? After removing the water heater the HVAC contractor discovered there were holes in the plastic pan, and the cement floor had all but disintegrated. You can barely notice the plywood below? It's ready to give way.

One suggestion was to refill with cement and put a new piece of plywood, then put the new water heater on top. The only catch is, that this utility room sits over top another utility room…My neighbors.

I don't know if any of you live in a condo, but this is something I have to consider before trying anything. I'm trying to get the condo association to cover this since there was no leak in the water heater.

If I end up having to fix this, I want to do it right.

Can anyone help?

Thanks kindly.


WingNut 02-23-2012 02:08 PM

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Aureli Construction, BridgeMan, and InspectorD,

Thank you for all your responses. Very quick!

As it turns out, the condo association did the repair and cover the cost. Kid gloves with the property manager, who turned out to be a swell guy.

The white pvc pipe at the top left of the crater, continues from my utility room on through the two utility rooms below me, then drains out at the bottom.

The crater was cleaned out and refilled with a quick drying cement. I'm letting it dry through Sunday. The test will be putting the water heater on top of this Monday morn. Cross my fingers.

Contractors and property manager are still scratching their heads as to why the cement deteriorated so badly. Seems like my neighbor below may be having the same problem.

Thanks again to you all!

WingNut


WingNut 02-23-2012 02:08 PM

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Aureli Construction, BridgeMan, and InspectorD,

Thank you for all your responses. Very quick!

As it turns out, the condo association did the repair and cover the cost. Kid gloves with the property manager, who turned out to be a swell guy.

The white pvc pipe at the top left of the crater, continues from my utility room on through the two utility rooms below me, then drains out at the bottom.

The crater was cleaned out and refilled with a quick drying cement. I'm letting it dry through Sunday. The test will be putting the water heater on top of this Monday morn. Cross my fingers.

Contractors and property manager are still scratching their heads as to why the cement deteriorated so badly. Seems like my neighbor below may be having the same problem.

Thanks again to you all!

WingNut



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