During the project closeout phase for a resort hotel, the General Contractor engaged Rimkus to complete routine mold sampling. During the course of our sampling, excessive mold was detected throughout the hotel.
Subsequent to the detection of the mold, Rimkus completed a detailed investigation that determined that the source of moisture was improperly capped hollow-core concrete plank ends during construction which resulted in approximately 25% of the hollow-core planks retaining some volume of water, which leaked into the structural demising wall framing. During the mitigation process, water recovery ranged from 0 to 120 gallons per individual plank sections.
The issue was identified and mitigated during the project closeout phase, prior to the faciltiy being turned over to the owner.