Archstone University Towne Center

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABB), was retained to investigate existing conditions and provide remedial repair alternatives related to wood-framed balcony decks at an apartment community in La Jolla, CA.

To evaluate the existing construction of the structure for the purposes of preparing remedial designs, ABB met with building maintenance staff and observed limited destructive testing of the surrounding plaster walls.

The decks were originally poorly constructed, allowing moisture to cause dry rot and deteriorate the structure. ABB provided three preliminary repair alternatives for the Owner, with the pros and cons of each option. Two options were ultimately selected by the Owner. ABB prepared specifications and structural details for both repair options for the Owner.