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Shadow Oaks

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Oak Park, CA
Defect Analysis & Repairs
Condominiums
80 units | 5 Buildings
Investigation, Litigation Support, Preconstruction & Construction Management

The buildings in this hilly, wooded homeowners association suffered from foundation settlement from underlying soils movement. Stonemark managed the geotechnical, civil and structural engineering teams for a detailed forensic investigation to assess foundation movement and plan the most effective repair strategy. The complex repair plan included selected foundation underpinning, repairs to post-tensioned slabs, followed by exterior and interior restoration to affected units. Stonemark's identification and evaluation of subsurface conditions and the resultant building specific requirements enabled the association to make the most judicious use of its limited funds.

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Stonemark was hired to assess and develop a repair plan for structural issues with our homeowners association. The project has been of long duration, complex, and challenging. The value of their professional management began by investigating the symptoms, and it continued with timely, well documented and unbiased findings and repair recommendations. Bart worked closely and effectively with the engineering team to develop creative ideas for repairs and their implementation. He educated the board of directors on each technology option and its potential impacts and costs in a way that was concise, thorough, and understandable to the layperson. He kept the Board informed throughout the bid and selection process and negotiated substantial cost savings. With an expert’s deep and detailed knowledge of the subject, he summarized and presented the complex issues to the general membership at each step of the process. Bart is extremely personable and we are grateful for Stonemark's guidance.

Kathren G. Pearce, Board member
Shadow Oaks HOA