HLZAE was retained to investigate the intrusion of water into several apartments of a newly constructed 6-story residential complex located in Brooklyn, New York. Built in 2007, 651 Coney Island Avenue is a 21-unit residential building located along one of the busiest throughways at the heart of Ditmas Park. The Penthouse level provides breathtaking 360-views overlooking downtown Manhattan and the peripherals of Brooklyn.
The forensic team conducted a preliminary walkthrough to assess the extent of probes and testing that would have to be performed. According to the property manager and the tenants, there have been several areas of water infiltration that potentially stem from the roof/bulkhead and travel down to the 5th floor. In addition, there are leaks from a unit at the 5th floor that are associated with the exterior façade and balcony areas.