Moldy Metropolis: Homeowners Struggle with Leaky Concrete

Number 24553
Subject Housing
Source Chicago Public Radio
State IL
Year 2009
Publication Date 06/18/2009
Summary Poorly built condominiums and the homeowners are now seeing the consequences of the poor construction. The condominiums have severe mold problems, which is a result from using a material called split-free concrete block. The story reveals the lack of building inspection since the blocks should be built without leaks and inspected for leaks. Furthermore, if the homeowners complain to the city, they are held accountable for the code violation.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 10
Keywords masonry; developer; real estate; market; condos; water; housing boom; ordinance; city council
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