- The town of Surfside received a required 40-year inspection report for the Champlain Towers South 16 hours after the beachside building’s catastrophic failure.An October 2018 inspection report found “abundant” cracking and spalling of the columns, beams and walls in the garage under the tower that collapsed early Thursday.
Engineers noted design flaws and failing waterproofing that would lead to “exponential damage” about 990 days before much of the Champlain Towers South condominium complex collapsed, documents released late Friday night show. The town of Surfside, Florida, released the documents including an “unverified” 40-year inspection report that had been received 16 hours after the building’s catastrophic failure.
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