Haight Davis & Associates, Inc. planned and managed the repairs to the basements and crawl spaces of the seventeen buildings that make up the Garden Brook Condominium community. The conditions of the buildings were such that the basements and crawl spaces had excessively high moisture contents, allowing the continued recurrence of mold and decay fungus to accumulate on both the structural and non-structural members.

Due to the site conditions and the accessibility limitations, the water infiltration and drainage issues had to be addressed from the inside of each building.

Flood Control Door

Sump Pump with Battery Backup

The Garden Brook Condominium complex is located within a designated floodplain.  Because of the requirements set forth by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA), and by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), it was necessary to implement two separate systems to handle the water infiltration under each of the buildings. System A was installed to decrease the amount of water infiltration from regular weather conditions. System B was installed in accordance with the floodplain management requirements.

The project required strict compliance to numerous Codes, Standards, and Regulations such as the International Building Code, FEMA Technical Bulletin TB 1-93, “Openings in Foundation Walls for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas”, FEMA 44 CFR 60.3, Code of Federal Regulations, Requirements for Flood Plain Management Regulation, Flood plain management criteria for flood-prone areas; American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE 24-05, Flood Resistant Design and Construction.