collapse: Another fine example of neglect... - 03/31/08 01:37 AM
Alright, I've been sharing photos of properties that have succome to heavy snow.  All of the properties thus far have already caved, but the only damage has been to the homeowner's property.  Not the case this time, because if this FLAT ROOF collapses, shoppers could be crushed.
This is a local Strip Mall.  There are shops all along this brick wall, and they all share the use of this covered walkway.  The roof that you see is flat, and obviously has a large amount of snow and ice on it.  This roof was NOT meant to carry this load, hence the CAUTION … (2 comments)

collapse: Where are the 'savings' in this? - 03/30/08 10:17 AM
I've recently been explaining in my blog how Gilliam Appraisal Services has expanded to include vacant asset protection.  Since most of Maine is now in 'damage assessment' mode from snow and ice loads, I thought I would share some photos.  These are of properties that haven't been maintained. 
This property had a new 2 car garage constructed just a few years ago.  The owner probably thought since it was fairly new, and had a 12/12 pitch to the roof (12 inches of rise / 12 of run or span or 45 degree angle) that they were safe.  Um... guess what?  They … (2 comments)

 

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