Two days before the tragic event in Florida, a pool contractor snapped a couple of photos in the garage of Champlain Towers South in Surfside in Florida. Those pictures reveal cracked concrete on the walls and damages below the pool.
The owner of the photos wanted to remain unknown, and the images were taken on June 28. He was also a witness of “standing water all over” the parking garage, but he didn’t take a photo of it.
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He saw the giant puddle of water on parking space 78, precisely under the pool deck, where engineer Frank Morabito said the most significant error was made while designing in 2018.
“He thought it was waterproofing issues,” the contractor said of a member of the building staff who toured him around. “I thought to myself, ‘That’s not normal.'”
The pool contractor found another issue, corroding rebar in the above concrete. Two days after his visit, the building collapsed.
“I wonder if this was going on in other parts of the building and caused this collapse,” the contractor said.
“You can see extensive corrosion of the rebars at the bottom of the beam. That is very serious,” said Mohammad Ehsani, an engineer and concrete restoration expert. “If the condition of the beam in the pool guy’s photo is something that was also happening under the building, that is a really major concern.”
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However, all beams in the doomed structure were damaged because of the pool chemicals. Nevertheless, he thought that if the damage were spread all over the building, it would collapse.
“In these buildings that are asymmetrical like this one, there is a possibility that if you have one part of the building that collapses, the building does some turning and twisting,” Ehsani added. “In this case, it is possible that a failure any place in this building could cause distortion to the frame of the building and could cause a collapse in any of the areas, not just adjacent [to the failure].”
Pablo Rodriguez is a person whose relatives are still missing after the building collapse, and he said that his grandma complained that she heard some building cracking noises.
“This just confirms the maintenance was not done over the many years,” he told CNN’s, Erin Burnett.
“The board collects over a million dollars of maintenance fees from the unit owners every single year. Where was that money going? Because it wasn’t going to maintenance,” he added.