Below is an article by Marianne Schaefer that was published in Habitat Magazine on September 12, 2018 about a recent project Bellet Construction completed.
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Most New York City buildings are beautiful works of architecture. However, many of the features that make them attractive can also make them dangerous, when not properly maintained. After an unfortunate accident took the life of a pedestrian, city officials stepped in and created legislation requiring building owners to make New York City buildings safer for pedestrians and to maintain the exterior walls and appurtenances of all buildings over six stories.
In New York City, leaks are a big issue for many buildings. Often, patch jobs will be done but won’t address the full extent of the issue. This means that your contractor is constantly returning to the building to reevaluate the real problem. Some buildings decide that, instead of only staying one step ahead of the leaks, they will simply sink money into the problem by redoing the entire façade or roof. While this will fix the leaks, it is costly and, most likely, unnecessary.
High above the streets, balconies and terraces undergo significant damage over time, battered by extreme conditions and everyday use. Balconies in New York City are especially susceptible to deterioration due to the extreme colds of the region. This is why balcony repair and balcony maintenance is so important.
Yesterday was the fourth of July, and many New Yorkers spent the day and evening on their roofs, enjoying the nice weather and watching the fireworks. Many of these roofs weren't meant to have heavy traffic, and can suffer from summer roof gatherings.