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Can you say, “Bulldozer?”

 

     On the heels of several recent posts about walking on roofs, comes a flat roof on a garage/carport that I would not walk on.

     They just don’t get any worse than this prior to being bulldozed.  I would say that this roof is a good 20 to 30 years past its expected life. 

Really bad flat roof in Seattle

     Here is an interior shot.

check out the camellias in bloom

     Perhaps the biggest concern with structures like this is when there are kids around that might play in or around them.  This was a house that was a short sale----so it is not likely that the bank is going to do anything about this safety issue. 

     If the roof collapsed on a bunch of kids using this as a “hideout” would the bank be liable or would the kids get arrested for trespassing?

 

 

Charles Buell

 

 

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