The city is requiring a chain link construction fence with a gate be built at the area of the trench to prevent anyone from going in and getting hurt. That will be installed no later than Monday. They are also concerned with the instability of the dirt surrounding the trench and the large area underground that was undermined. As such, they want all of the surrounding concrete removed in the area of the trench to avoid the additional weight of the concrete from causing a cave in. As the entire area is unstable, it will require a special piece of equipment to demolish and grab the concrete for removal from a safe distance.
Another issue we have to be extremely cautious about is we cannot have any pieces of the concrete fall into the trench as this area is filled with all of the plumbing & electrical associated with pool. In order to protect the infrastructure should a piece fall in, the trench will need to have a protective layer of sand bags applied over the infrastructure to cushion the blow if a piece falls in.
The HOA has a professional excavator coming Monday to analyze the area. Once the trench is professionally shored up, the plumbing and electrical repairs will begin. In addition to the trench, the interlocking pavers that run from the showers to the wader pool will need to be removed to inspect internal connections and assure they were not damaged as well as test the drainage system as the drains in the pavers have either been pushed up above the pavers as well as some areas sunk down. Once those repairs are complete the area will be re-sloped and compacted and the installation pavers re-installed.
As you can see, this is a very complex issue and we are using multiple specialty contractors for this project. The HOA continues our goal of making these repairs to the highest standards at the shortest amount of time. Everyone's understanding is greatly appreciated!