SURFSIDE, Florida – As the full extent of the structural damage at Champlain Towers South slowly dawned on the condominium’s shell-shocked residents, new issues emerged that left board members to wonder if the once-glamorous high-rise had been flawed from the start.
As residents girded themselves for the imminent repair bill, condo board members told them the 40-year-old building had no waterproofing layers over the garage, exposing it to water intrusion from the time construction was completed in 1981.
The revelation, gleaned from an October 2020 slide show presentation, came from a cache of condo documents provided to USA TODAY by relatives of missing residents. It stands out because the concrete that protected the
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