Marin Lagoon

Built around 1990, Marin Lagoon is a 90-unit condominium complex near the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, California. The complex consists of 22 two-story buildings with either wood siding or shingles at each building, vinyl windows, exterior patios, and elevated decks. The complex underwent some repairs starting in 2000 to address construction defects, but the scope only dealt with a portion of the problems. Thus the Homeowners’ Association recently retained MCA to assist with a new building envelope evaluation based on the existing conditions. This primarily includes wood decay at decorative elements and exterior finishes with some concern for structural members at elevated decks and walkways. In 2008, MCA performed an investigation and evaluation of the property to guide the Homeowners’ Association in performing potential remedial repairs.