Liberty Building Forensics Group has diagnosed, solved, or provided remediation-related services in over 5,000 multi-family complexes and apartments. Whether your structural problem is related to building envelope, HVAC, or a catastrophic storm, Liberty has successfully addressed your mold and moisture issue before. Outstanding experience, professionalism, and knowledge is what sets our experts apart from others in the industry.

 
 

Acqualina Resort, Sunny Isles, FL

Services Provided: Investigation, Moisture Forensics

A 52-story mixed-use facility with condominiums, a 4-star hotel, amenities, and retail space was experiencing interior moisture-related problems. Liberty provided investigation into indoor humidity issues, CPVC and HVAC piping failures, and stucco bonding and adhesion issues.

 

Camden Renaissance, Camden Lee Vista & Camden Bay

Services Provided: Building Envelope, Forensic Analysis, Moisture Testing, Project Management, Expert Testimony

Liberty conducted numerous inspections and testing, including investigations of stucco and roof and window systems. After providing forensic analysis and moisture testing of building envelope-related problems, Liberty completed an extensive apportionment of responsibility among subcontractors to cover the various scopes of work involved for the project. Later, Liberty provided expert testimony.

 

Espirito Santo Plaza, Miami, FL

Services Provided: Investigation, Expert Witness, Piping Insulation Remediation, Project Management

A 36-story mixed-use facility including a Conrad hotel, condominiums, the Espirito Santo Bank, and retail space suffered a chilled water piping insulation failure that resulted in degradation of adjacent materials. Liberty provided investigation and expert witness services surrounding the failure, and managed the remediation contractor.

 

Pegasus Landings

Services Provided: Forensic Investigation, Building Evaluation, Moisture & Mold Problems, Building Envelope, Expert Opinion

Liberty conducted an investigation and evaluation on behalf of the property manager of a 30+ building complex primarily used as student housing. Additionally, Liberty gave expert witness testimony on behalf of the project manager regarding interior mold and moisture problems and building envelope-related moisture and mold problems.

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Northstar Highlands, Lake Tahoe, CA

Services Provided: Investigation, Water Intrusion Remediation

A large, multi-use hotel and condominium facility had water intrusion problems stemming from failure of waterproofing at balconies, windows, and the stone facade. Liberty provided large-scale investigation and management of the remediation of the water intrusion issues, including intrusion for both fair weather and cold weather conditions.

 

Eaglewood Community Apartments

Services Provided: Building Diagnostics, Building Envelope, Forensic Investigation, Expert Witness

This 24-building apartment complex was experiencing significant building envelope water intrusion-related problems, including deterioration of the underlying wood frame. Liberty conducted an on-site investigation to determine the cause of the deterioration. Additionally, Liberty assisted the owner’s law firm in the recovery of 95% of the repair costs ($6.25M) through serving as an expert witness in a surety bond default case. Subsequently, Liberty provided additional expert witness testimony to assist surety with a $5.5 million recovery (out of $6.25M) from the various subcontractors.

 

Saint Raphael and Cap Ferrat®, Naples, FL

Services Provided: HVAC Moisture Forensics and Remediation

Two 22-story luxury condominium buildings for Gulf Bay Development with a combined 289 units had moisture-related issues. Liberty provided remediation management of water intrusion and HVAC-related humidity issues.

 

Westlake Apartments

Services Provided: Expert Witness, Building Envelope, Forensic Investigation, Moisture Intrusion

Liberty provided expert witness testimony in defense of the general contractor’s work. In preparation, Liberty investigated moisture intrusion problems in the building envelope and evaluated the scopes of work of various subcontractors to determine the impact of their work on construction defects.

 

Le Jardin Luxury Condominium Town Homes, Destin, FL

Services Provided: Building Diagnostics, Moisture Intrusion and Condensation Remediation

Liberty provided diagnosis and remediation of a $5.5M rainwater intrusion and attic condensation problem at this luxury resort in the heart of Baytowne Wharf complex.

 

Lakeview Oaks Apartments

Services Provided: Building Assessment, Moisture Problems, Expert Opinion

Liberty did an assessment during due diligence on behalf of the Seller, and assisted the Seller in negotiations with the Buyer regarding an existing moisture problem. Subsequently, Liberty provided expert witness testimony on behalf of the Seller in an effort to recuperate costs from the general contractor who had constructed the complex for the Seller.

 

515 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Services Provided: Building Diagnostics, Expert Witness, Moisture Forensics, Building Envelope, HVAC System Analysis

This ultra-luxurious condominium developed by Trump Realty developed interior moisture-related problems in several units. Liberty diagnosed building pressurization problems that were allowing air infiltration through openings left by the subcontractor while using fly-forming concrete. This infiltration was resulting in frozen pipe breaks during winter months and interior condensation problems during summer months. Liberty also provided defense expert witness work for client for moisture-related mold, building envelope construction, and HVAC system analysis.

 

Osborne Apartments

Services Provided: Building Analysis, Mold & Moisture Problems, Conceptual Solutions of Fix

Liberty conducted an analysis of condensation problems resulting in mold and moisture problems in this affordable housing complex. Additionally, Liberty provided conceptual remedial designs and possible solutions.

 

Decatur Renaissance Condominium Homes, Atlanta, GA

Services Provided: Investigation and Remediation

Liberty provided investigation and remediation of damage done to a batch of sheathing adhesive due to a lack of inhibitors.

 

Lake Port Square Apartments

Services Provided: Forensic Evaluation of Mold & Moisture Problems, Remedial Recommendations

Liberty evaluated mold and moisture problems occurring during construction and recommended solutions.

 

Vista Del Mar (Portofino and Barcelona Condominiums), Myrtle Beach, SC

Services Provided: Building Pressurization and Dehumidification, Remediation

Liberty performed corrective measures to the outside air system of this luxury beachside two-tower condominium building to provide better dehumidification and pressurization of the building.

 

Rolling Hills Apartments

Services Provided: Building Evaluation, Moisture Problems, Moisture Intrusion

Liberty conducted a roof evaluation of an apartment complex, including surveying 15 buildings for roof condensation and possible moisture intrusion problems.

 

Island Walk and Island Place, Tampa, FL

Services Provided: Moisture Forensics, Expert Witness/Litigation Support

Liberty provided services related to rainwater intrusion through the stucco veneer and windows, as well as expert witness consulting for this apartment complex that was converted to condominiums. The roof was also evaluated for defects to the concrete tile system alleged by the HOA and successfully defended.

 

Plantation Lakes Apartments

Services Provided: Forensic Investigation, Building Assessment, Building Envelope, Moisture Problems

Liberty conducted a field investigation and assessment of building envelope water intrusion issues on behalf of an architectural firm.

 

Phillips Bay Condominiums, Orlando, FL

Services Provided: Moisture Forensics, Building Envelope, Litigation Support

Liberty provided litigation consulting for the remediation of water intrusion problems through the building envelope, including reporting on the condition of windows, stone façade, balconies, and roof.

 

Three Apartment Facilities – Orlando, FL & Birmingham, AL

Services Provided: Building Assessment, Building Envelope, Roof Failure, Window Failure, Moisture Problems

Liberty assessed three apartment complexes in Orlando and Birmingham on behalf of the general contractor. The buildings were experiencing water intrusion in the building envelope, as well as both roof and window failures.

 

Mirasol Apartments – Celebration, FL

Services Provided: Building Envelope, HVAC Moisture Forensics, Expert Opinion

Liberty investigated condensation and rainwater-intrusion problems at this 200+-unit luxury apartment complex.

 

+ Other Projects

  • 100 Andalusia, FL
  • 1000 Ocean Residence, FL
  • 150 North Orange Ave Pipe Break, FL
  • 600 Main Street, MS
  • 700 6th Street, MS
  • 801 K Street, CA
  • Adams Street Lofts, FL
  • Bahia Blue Condo, GA
  • Banvelca – Moss Ranch Road, FL
  • Bekka RMP, FL
  • Bill Williams A/C, FL
  • Bona Vista Condos, FL
  • Broadstone Apartments, TX
  • Camden Bay, FL
  • Camden Renaissance, FL
  • Cap Ferrat, FL
  • Cinnamon Beach Condos, FL
  • Clearwater Housing Authority, FL
  • Community Housing Partners, FL
  • CPVC Failures @ Altis, FL
  • Decatur Residnece, GA
  • Dixie Southern v. Harbco, FL
  • East Avenue, FL
  • Eastwinds, FL
  • Esplanade @ Towne Center, FL
  • Flagler Landings, FL
  • Fountain Parke, FL
  • Gateway Gardens Apartments, FL
  • Grand Reserve Condo, FL
  • Grassland Condo, FL
  • Harbor Pointe, FL
  • Harbour Isle, FL
  • Harbour Pointe Apartments, FL
  • Hawaiian Palms Apartments, FL
  • Hebron 121, FL
  • Heron’s Landing Condo, FL
  • Horizon House Apartments, FL
  • Intergra Landings Apartments, FL
  • Intergra Woods Apartments, FL
  • Island Place and Island Walk, FL
  • Jackson MS Children’s home, MS
  • JOG II, FL
  • Lake Chase Condos, FL
  • Lake Eola Partners, FL
  • Lakeside @ Waterside, FL
  • Lakeside Condos, FL
  • Lakewood Christian Manor, GA
  • Lasata at Grand San Destin, FL
  • Lowder Construction Matter, FL
  • Madison @ St. Pete, FL
  • Marina Grande on Halifax, FL
  • McKinney Lofts, TX
  • Meridian Condo Complex, FL
  • Meridian Towers, FL
  • Mondrian Apartments, TX
  • Montreaux Complex, TX
  • Ocean Grande, FL
  • Park Lane Apartments, FL
  • Peninsular, FL
  • Phillips Area Condos, FL
  • Pieces of Eight Condos, FL
  • Pinnacle Condo, GA
  • Plantation Lakes, FL
  • Plantation Park Private Residences, FL
  • Plymouth Harbor, FL
  • Ponte Verde Beach, FL
  • Preserve @ Anastasia, FL
  • Regatta Beach Club, FL
  • Rolling Hills Apartments, FL
  • San Matera Apartments, FL
  • Sanctuary Condos, FL
  • Sheraton Silver Springs, MD
  • Skypoint Condos, FL
  • Southwinds I and II, FL
  • Stonebridge, FL
  • Surf Club II, FL
  • Temple Terrace Apartments, FL
  • Terraces @ Beachside, FL
  • The Banks Phase 2, OH
  • The Peninsula Condo, FL
  • Timberlin Parc, FL
  • Turnberry on the Green, FL
  • Van Buren Village, FL
  • Verona at Deering Bay, FL
  • Via Mare Condo, FL
  • Villas @ Dublin Ranch, CA
  • Watersedge @ Harbortown, FL
  • Watters Creek Montgomery Farm, TX
  • Westlake Apartments, FL
  • Whitley Bay, FL
  • Wilson A/C Matter, FL
  • Wolf Creek Condos, FL