A Green Approach to Building Maintenance


May 04, 2021 , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

A Green Approach to Community Association Building Maintenance and Repairs Mark A. Waldman, SE, PE, LEED AP Waldman Engineering Consultants, Inc. Today there is lots of chatter about sustainability, green building issues, and reducing our personal carbon footprints.  There is also lots of talk about stimulus money and tax credits.  Does that mean homeowners associations […]

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Infrared Cameras: The Basics


Apr 14, 2021 Leave a comment

Rye Waldman, Dir. of Engineering and Building Research, discusses the basics of infrared cameras and images. These tools help us easily find and assess leaks before making invasive openings. If you are having moisture issues, request a proposal today on our website or over the phone at 630-922-3000.

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Is Your Association Eligible for $1,000,000?


Jun 19, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

CertainTeed Class Action Fiber Cement Siding Settlement:  Is Your Association Eligible for $1,000,000?   Are any communities you manage experiencing issues with CertainTeed fiber cement siding installed prior to September 30, 2013?  If so, you may be eligible for a settlement.  A class action lawsuit was filed against CertainTeed and settled for $103.9 million, with […]

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De-Icing Agents: Which Products are Best?


Jan 24, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

De-Icing Agents De-Icing Agents: What Product is Best for You?   We are often asked about de-icing and what is recommended. There are several products to consider when choosing de-icing agents, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, and Acetates are just a few. When addressing which product to use, attention needs to be given to […]

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5 Things Every Property Manager Should Wish for this Holiday Season


Dec 18, 2018 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

Mark discusses 5 things every manager should hope for this frigid season. Dry Warm Accident Free Good Drainage Well Insulated, Well Ventilated Attic

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Why Update Your Reserve Study?


Oct 23, 2018 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

The condition of the property elements on which the reserve study is based change. The association’s financial situation and reserve fund balance change. Board members and property managers change. The condition of the property elements are always changing whether anyone likes it or not. Read our white paper below authored by Matt Hass on why […]

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WEC and Inside-Out Team Up for Moisture Investigation Seminar


Oct 22, 2018 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

Join us Thursday, Nov. 15th from 1:45 – 3:45 at Nichols Library in Naperville. We’re teaming up with Inside-Out to provide an hour and a half presentation on all the steps from identifying common areas of moisture intrusion to the proper repair protocols.

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What you need to know about hail damage.


Sep 19, 2018 Leave a comment

In this whitepaper on hail damage, our Senior Architect, Aaron Parks, discusses the steps an association can take to bounce back following a hail storm. It is imperative that proper repair specifications are drafted and the contractor does not rely on the insurance adjusters recommendations alone. See the attached paper below. Hail Storm Roof Damage_DRAFT

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