In the leak repair business we have been through just about every scenario to locate leaks. Every building is built different with some poorly constructed details and unsealed dissimilar material intersections. Just because a leak is leaking in the bedroom doesn’t mean the source is immediately above. Water or moisture under wind pressure can penetrate the smallest of holes or deficiencies in the façade or exterior cladding. For every 15 miles an hour wind speed will lift water 1″ vertically so 45 miles per hour will lift water 3″, so some wonder why a 2″ or 2.5″ flashing & drip is not enough.
Its very unfortunate that most strata members have no idea how to maintain a building and what it costs to do it properly? They like to stick there head in the sand and pretend they’re saving the owners money? Well “NO” they are probably costing the owners a lot more in the long run! and likely new owners not the ones who have pretended to maintain the building by acting as President for 10, 15 or even 20 years too long????
How do these people get away with this? is there not a law to oust these strata members after 1 year, 2 years or at the most 3 years. Is it not the entire mandate for the strata council to look after the interests of the owners?
If you do own a unit in a condo and have a strata council to deal with? we would suggest a few more questions and get more involved because it your money!