Clay Street CommonsClay Street Commons, located in Portland, Oregon was originally built as a three building apartment complex with 60 units in the 1980's. Several years ago, it was converted to condominiums and was suffering from serious water intrusion problems.
The lack of proper weather resistant barriers coupled with the building’s age and the wet Pacific Northwest climate created serious water intrusion problems for the framing components including wall framing and columns walls. The stairwells and railings were heavily rusted and showed signs of excessive corrosion as well.
Charter’s crews carefully erected scaffolding towers on the property to give homeowners access to units while work was underway on the tight Clay Street Commons project site. Project scope included removing existing components such as concrete and sheathing at all walkways. Crews installed new sheathing, waterproofing barriers and flashing details then poured new concrete. All stair stringers were removed and replaced, stucco columns were taken down to framing and rebuilt. Crews also performed targeted siding and stucco repair work throughout the property and replaced all handrails with new.
Architect: Morrison Hershfield Architects
Location: Goose Hollow, Portland, Oregon