Attention all HOA/CID MANAGERS and managers of apartment complexes! The balcony bills known as SB-326 and SB -721 unintentionally created a large gaping hole for unsavory contractors like Sean Krubinski and David Mazor to use to fleece you out of your money.
David Mazor of WICR Waterproofing & Construction has taken advantage of these loopholes and has set up a company called Deck Inspectors Inc. Heavy Google advertising by the company has their ad everywhere on Google search results.
What Deck Inspectors Inc. and WICR Waterproofing & Construction will fail to inform you of is that both companies are controlled by David Mazor. I understand that Sean Krubinski is referring WICR customers to Deck Inspectors Inc. while failing to disclose the relationship to the client. I’ve also been told that Deck Inspectors Inc. refers all it’s work to WICR.
One anonymous client told us that Mazor failed all their decks, even those with a small crack in it. So that you know, the way inspections are supposed to work is first the inspector does a visual inspection of all the components of the deck. A report is written and then a secondary inspection may be recommended to perform destructive testing on decks and their components to verify the interior cavities & the deck framing’s condition, based on typical conditions that may indicate hidden damage . Before a crack is declared a problem, it has to be investigated first.
Once destructive testing and borescope camera probes are completed, the structural engineer will then assess the opened areas. He/she may order more destructive testing to fully expose an area that has some damage to see to what extent that damage continues. Then and only then can a deck with a crack be “flagged” if there are hidden damages. Inspectors must provide to the City or County Building Department a report on any decks with significant structural deterioration that presents in the professional opinion of the inspector a clear and present danger to life and safety.
Decks with small cracks or other signs of minor damage are evaluated by a waterproofing inspector to help the structural engineer determine if hidden damage may exist. Very often the decks are not in a state of danger to life and safety but simply need repairs and maintenance to keep them water tight.
Working with Deck Inspector Inc. and WICR creates a clear conflict of interest by the two companies; with zero Independence from each other, is Deck Inspectors Inc. your advocate or are you being set up for WICR to open your checkbook and write itself checks? It would seem to be the latter. Every inspection company worth it’s salt maintains absolute Independence from any hints of impropriety. Your inspection company should be working exclusively for you, acting in your best interests. They should be vetting contractors, obtaining complete bids from at least two bidders to a maximum of four after writing a scope of work, developing working drawings etc.