Unsafe Motel


When a small city in North Texas became concerned about life-safety issues at a motel in their jurisdiction, they shut the property down and directed the Owner to make repairs. The Owner hired an engineer and contractor to begin making repairs. However, the city became concerned because the repairs appeared inadequate. However, they did not have a structural engineer on staff. So, they hired TSA to assist them in evaluating the repairs.

TSA confirmed that the building had serious structural defects in wood framing and steel stairs. The building had received serious water infiltration and the building envelope had not been properly maintained. The building also showed evidence of active and past termite infestation. TSA reviewed the work of the Owner's engineer and contractor and found that they were not properly restoring the structural integrity of the building system. TSA worked with the City Staff, Owner, and Owner's Engineer to reach a better solution.