Water Intrusion Analysis and Remediation

Office Building
Oakland, CA

A multinational corporation’s branch office had basement-level rooms that flooded after weeks of intermittent rains followed by a heavy storm.

They engaged a large engineering company who failed to provide an answer and blamed “global warming.”

After assembling a multi-discipline team, Hilliard Architects investigated and found the original design was faulty.

Flaws were worsened by undersized leaders channeling rainwater into drainless planters next to the building.

Hilliard Architects prepared remediation construction documents to stop water from flowing into the offices.