Silver Lake Village - St. Anthony
Friday: Interior Porch Painting IN PROGRESS
Greetings and welcome to the official blog for the upcoming painting project @ Silver Lake Village!
Friday, August 18th: It seems we're having a bit of déjà vu- rain and more rain, though tomorrow looks more promising!
The crew at Silver Lake Village is continuing to paint and work in several of your screened in porches. Thanks and have a great weekend!
I spy with my little eye...
Thursday, August 17th: Rain, rain, go away... it seems Mother Nature has alternate plans than for us to continue paiting on the exterior surfaces. But in the meantime, the crew is painting the interior of several screened in porches. We're hoping for clearer skies tomorrow so we can get back at it! Stay tuned for more updates. Thanks!
Wednesday, August 16th: Good morning! Though we got quite a bit of rain overnight, the crews will be painting on several screened porches today where the surfaces are covered from the rain. It looks like we might have more rain tomorrow, so we'll keeo you posted on our painting status. Thanks!
Cesar rolls the paint onto the interior porch walls.
Juan paints the porch posts.
Tuesday, August 15th: Hello Silver Lake Village! We're less than 10 days out from the start of the MN Fair and Today's Al Roker has announced he'll be onsite to live broadcast on opening day, August 24th. There's a chance also to win tickets to the live broadcast. We can already smell the fried goodness!
The crew is working in the courtyard and also on the East side elevation today.
Up to the top on the East elevation this morning.
A section of the courtyard gets prepped and covered for painting.
Monday, August 14th: Good afternoon residents of Silver Lake Village. We hope you had a great weekend!
The crew got a later start today due to all of the rain last night and we wanted to make sure surfaces had dried out before painting.
The crew is working on the east elevation with prep and painting.
Friday, August 11th: TGIF! After 2 days of rain, the crew is back at it! It looks like we have some great weather in store for today and tomorrow as well. We hope you all have a great weekend!
The crew is pressure washing the other half of the courtyard today. They're also continuing to paint the north end and in the courtyard as well.
Pressure washing in progress in the courtyard.
Wednesday, August 9th: Good morning! It seems as though Mother Nature has other plans than to continue painting your building today. Rain for the rest of today and potentially into tomorrow. We'll keep you updated as to when the crew will return once the rain subsides and the substrates have had time to dry. Thanks!
Rain Delay @ Silver Lake Village
Before the rain we did get some prep work in on the East side elevation.
Tuesday, August 8th: Good afternoon! As we continue into August, the reality of back to school and the 'end of summer' is creeping closer. If you haven't had a chance to go to a movie in the park, this week there are several options from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation: Ghostbusters, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Moana. Movies begin 15 minutes after sunset.
The crew at Silver Lake Village is continuing with the large lift on the North side and the scissor lift in the courtyard.
Alvaro paints the window trim.
Wilmer's attempt at a 'Lift Selfie.'
Cesar and Juan man the scissor lift in the courtyard.
Monday, August 7th: Good afternoon and happy Monday! We hope you all had a great weekend!
The crew is continuing to paint on the north side of the building as well as prep and paint on the east side of the courtyard.
The North side porches get prepped.
The lift reaches the 3rd story balcony.
The prep and painting of the East courtyard continues with use of the scissor lift.
Friday, August 4th: Hello and TGIF! It's a beautiful day and we've made it to the weekend! There's a lot happening around the cities this weekend. The Uptown and Powderhorn Art Festivals are happening throughout the weekend, various farmer's markets, and if you're up for traveling a bit, Wefest is taking Detroit Lakes by storm with their stellar line up of country starts! Have a great weekend!
The crew is utilizing the large lift to work on the north side of the building as well as the scissor lifts for the courtyard prep and painting of the east side courtyard. They'll be pressure washing the west side courtyard sometime next week.
Onsite progress video with Isaac - 8/4
Pressure washing the east courtyard from Tuesday.
Alvaro and Miguelita take on the lift to prep and paint the East side.
Prepping and taping the windows in the courtyard.
Thursday, July 3rd: Good afternoon! The crew is pressing 'pause' for the day with all of the rain and moisture we've acquired. They'll be back tomorrow as things dry out. Thanks!
Wednesday, August 2nd: Hello! We hope you all enjoyed your neighborhood's National Night Out!
The crew is continuing to prep and paint on the North elevation. We've also brought two scissor lifts onsite to aid in finishing the courtyard. Today, they're utilizing the smaller lifts to remove a few railings that will allow unobstructed access to areas of the courtyard for painting. They're also building ramps and putting down plywood to make sure the ramps are easily moved.
We're about midway through the North side elevation.
Tuesday, August 1st: Good morning! Tonight is National Night Out. It is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and strengthening neighborhood camaraderie. This is all done in an effort to promote safer and more caring places to live. So check out what your neighborhood has planned and join in National Night Out!
The crew is currently on-pause because of mechanical issues with the lift. They are awaiting a technican to arrive onsite to fix these issues. Safety first!
Monday, July 31st: Good afternoon residents of Silver Lake Village. We hope you all had a great weekend. And just like that we're closing out July and heading into August. My how the time flies!
This morning the crew was finishing up the north side elevation and then after lunch they are pressure washing the east side of the buildings.
The lift is aiding in completion of the North side.
Friday, July 28th: Good morning and happy Friday!!
The crew will continue to utilize the lift and ladders to continue painting on the North elevations today.
Thanks and we hope you all have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 27th: Good morning residents of Silver Lake Village!
The sun is shining and the crew is back at it. They're working on the North side elevation today.
Ladder work to paint the window bump outs.
Utilizing the lift to prep and spray the upper areas.
Wednesday, July 26th:
With the pouring of rain we got last night and the showers that are still passing through this morning, the crew will not be onsite today. Thanks and we'll see you tomorrow!
Tuesday, July 25th: Good morning residents of Silver Lake Village! We are back onsite and ready to get your project tackled. Our apologies for the brief lapse in painting, but we wanted to make sure the crew was aware of our jobsite expectations and was also carrying them out.
The crew is continuing to prep and paint on the North side elevation today.
Blues skies, the lift is up, and the crew is at work painting.
Thursday, July 20th: Good morning! The crew is completing touch ups on the south and west sides today. They hope to be back onsite tomorrow and resuming on the north side, though it looks like more rain may be in the forecast. Stay tuned here on the blog - we'll be sure to keep you updated of any further delays.
Wednesday, July 19th: Good morning Silver Lake Village. The annual Aquatennial Celebration kicks off today with various events in Minneapolis. Some of which include a blood drive, a tennis classic, food trucks & lawn games, the Torchlight 5k, then followed by the Torchlight Parade. The Minnesota Aquatennial was started to celebrate the city's lakes, rivers, and streams and while the city still incorporates 'water-loving' events, it also includes events centered around Minneapolis culture, family, and fun. Here's the link to the official website with all the details for the 4-day celebration!
We've got the crew prepping and painting on the north side elevations for the remainder of the week.
Painting on shorter ladders for the first floor elevations.
Utilizing the lift to tape and prep around the windows before spraying.
Tuesday, July 18th:
Rain Delay @ Silver Lake Village
Monday, July 17th: Good morning and happy Monday! We hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous weather even if it was a bit hot!
The crew pressure washed the North side of the building on Saturday and today they'll begin prepping and painting on the that side of the building. Pictures added soon!
Touch ups being done on the west side.
Then the crew can begin prep and painting on the north side.
Friday, July 14th: Good morning and TGIF! It's going to be hot, hot, hot tomorrow so make sure to drink lots of water and try and stay out of the heat. If you're looking for some fun and free stuff to do this weekend, the City Pages puts out Freeloader Friday- a summary of various happenings around the Twin Cities. Movies in the Park- Zootopia at Lake Harriet is playing tonight, the Ramset County Fair is all weekend, and then a Bastille Day block party at Barbette in Uptown on Sunday are a few that stand out.
The crew will be finishing up the West side elevation today and then pressure washing the North side tomorrow. Reminder to please close windows. Thanks and have a great weekend!
The crew at Silver Lake Village is keeping is moving ~ onto the North elevation tomorrow.
Wrapping up on the West side.
Thursday, July 13th: Good afternoon. It's an exciting weekend for Minneapolis. The X- Games are being held at U.S. Bank Stadium. This is the first time the games are being held in the Midwest and we are excited that Minneapolis was the chosen venue. It's reported that close to 100,000 people will be attending and in the area for the games. The best skateboarders, BMX racers, and motocross drivers will be entertaining audiences from today through Sunday. Linked is the X-Games website if you're interested in attending any of the events or want to check out what all the hype is about.
The crew is holding strong on the west side elevations. They'll be pressure washig the North side on Saturday, so we ask that you please close your windows and remove any small/fragile items you my have near the work areas. Thank you!
Another column on the West side gets sprayed.
The crew is nearing completing of the West side elevation.
Wednesday, July 12th: Good afternoon and happy Wednesday!
One of the original pop- stars and divas, Diana Ross performed at Northrop Auditiorium last night. She brought her smile, sparkles, hit songs, and enthusiasm to a full house of eager fans. Maybe we can take her hit, "I Will Survive" to get through this heat and the rest of the week!
The crew is persisting on the West side of the building and they are tentatively planning to pressure wash the North side.
It's a beautiful day for some painting.
All you need is love, ...or a lift.
The crew and lift are making their way across the West side elevation.
Monday, July 10th: Good afternoon Silver Lake Village. We hope you all had a great weekend. It's going to be hot week- hopefully you can find a way to beat the heat.
The crew is prepping sections of the west side before they begin painting.
Prep work continues on the west side elevations.
A column of windows and patio railings have been prepped and covered in plastic.
Friday, July 7th: Good afternoon and happy Friday! With the short week, we have no complaints of it already being Friday. It looks like a pretty good weather weekend with Saturday being the most promising. There a lot of free activities happening around the Twin Cities- here's a link to various activities from City Pages. Also the Basilica Block Party is happening tonight and tomorrow. All info, including available tickets can be found here if that strikes your fancy.
The crew is working on the west side elevations with prep work and also painting.
Prep work and taping off the corners.
Spraying on the 4th floor elevations.
Thursday, July 6th: Good afternoon! It's going to be a hot one folks- keep hydrated and try and stay out of the heat.
The crew is wrapping up the south side of the buildings and beginning their prep work on the west side. They are taping off edges, covering windows, and completing other prep work.
What heat wave? The crew persists on and preps the west side.
The crew works from to top to bottom.
Wednesday, July 5th: Good morning Silver Lake Village! We hope you all had a great weekend and 4th of July holiday!
The crew is back onsite and they are pressure washing on the west side of the building today. They're also resuming painting on the south side to finish up that side.
Painting to finish up the south side.
Pressure washing the west side.
Friday, June 30th: Good morning and TGIF! We are looking forward to the weekend and the upcoming holiday!
The crew is painting on the south elevation and will likely move to the east side in the next few days. The rain this week has delayed some of their movement and with the 4th of July on Tuesday next week, we'll likely move to the next section mid-week.
We hope you have a great weekend!
Thursday, June 29th: Good afternoon! We have a clear working day sandwiched in between yesterday's rain day and what looks like more rain tomorrow. So, the crew is back to the grindstone and working to finish up the south side elevation. With the weather delays this week, we're hoping to complete the south side on Saturday. But we will keep you updated of the next scheduling stages of pressure washing and painting.
Back to the grindstone @ Silver Lake Village after a rain day on Wednesday.
Hard hats, lifts, and spayers - oh my!
Tuesday, June 27th: Good afternoon. This summer, the movie 'A League of Their Own' celebrates it's 25th Anniversary. The fan-favorite and box office hit depicted an All American Girls Professional Baseball League and in which Tom Hanks made the phrase, "There's no crying in baseball" famous. Take a walk down memory lane from the 1992 premiere.
Another day and the crew remains stable on the south side elevations painting on the lift and also ladders.
Ladder work on the window bump outs.
Painting on the south side wrap around.
Monday, June 26th: Good afternoon and happy Monday! We hope you all had a great weekend!
Painting on the south elevation continues and should be finished up by week's end.
Spraying the primer on the window bump outs.
Painting the decks/patios.
Up, Up, and Away.
Friday, June 23rd: TGIF! Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend? The Twin Cities are going to be bustling with activities this weekend- Pride events, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Farmer's Markets, and the Uptown Food Truck Festival, oh my!
While you're making weekend plans, the crew at Silver Lake Village is holding steady on the south side elevation.
Prep and painting continues for the south side elevation.
The crew is back in business after the rain delay yesterday.
Thursday, June 22nd:
Wednesday, June 21st: We can't believe we didn't post about 'New Foods Reveal Day @ the State Fair' yesterday. The coveted and drool-worthly list was released yesterday and you know what that means? It's time to start training for the heavy lifting and heavy eating that will consume our being from August 24th - September 4th. See for yourself...and just a warning, I wouldn't look on an empty stomach!
The crew is working on the south side elevations with spraying and brush & rolling.
The crew utilizes the lift to paint the higher elevations, while the ladders are used below.
Nothing but blue sky and and our hand working crew!
Ladders and lifts, oh my!
Tuesday, June 20th: Rain over at the Roell Painting Office in Eden Prairie as well... it should clear up this morning and we may have crew members onsite this afternoon completing some prep work- caulking and scraping.
Monday, June 19th: Good afternoon residents of Silver Lake Village! We hope you had a great weekend and a Happy Father's Day!
Aaand they're off! The crew is onsite and pressure washing the south elevation of Building #2. Once the pressure washing is complete and dry for that section, the crew will begin prepping and then painting that elevation.
We've heard that the lift is quite loud. Our apologies for any frustration this may cause, yet there just isn't an alternative way to complete the project. We thank you for your understanding.
First step is to wash off any debris/dirt from the building.
We've brought out the big guns to wash the 4th floor substrates @ Silver Lake Village!
Friday, June 16th: Welcome to the blog for your upcoming painting project! After extensive repairs and caulking to your building last year, we are thrilled to be next in line to put a pretty bow on the exterior renovation project! Huge thanks to all the board, the onsite caretakers, and the management team for all of their involvement and efforts in getting all the t's crossed and the i's dotted to set us up to execute a successful project.
We'll be starting the project with pressure washing the South Elevation of the Building #2 only, then we will follow that will prep and painting of that elevation only. As we near completion of the South Elevation, we will furnish more notices before shifting to the West Elevation, and follow the same sequence of washing then prep & painting. This will continue for the North and then East Elevations, respectively.
As part of this year's project, we will be painting essentially the entire exterior of both of your buildings and we will be starting on the south side of the property (Building #2) and making our way clockwise around the exterior perimeter. After the exterior perimeter areas have been completed, we will make our way into the interior courtyard areas.
As we near the end of the project it will require participation from homeowners as we will be completing areas that are enclosed within your screen porches. We will publish a projected completion schedule and will work with your onsite team to communicate that schedule to homeowners. This will be analogous to last year's caulking project.
We will also be completing the courtyard pergolas AND the rooftop pergolas and again, this will happen near the tail end of the project.
Working hours for the project with be Monday-Friday 8AM-7PM, and we will be working on Saturdays as well to expedite the completion schedule.
We anticipate the project with take approximately 2 months to complete (weather permitting) and you can follow the progress of the project right here on the blog.
Thanks so much for having us. We'll see you on Monday, 6/19!
See below for Project Details from 2016
Thursday, August 18th: Good afternoon residents of Silver Lake. It's been a bit since our last post, but fear not we are still here and are making our way to the courtyard for hardie board repairs. The 2550 entrance will be closed until 8/19 and the lift will be working on the rest of the entrances in a clockwise motion around the building. The courtyard area sidewalk on the east elevation will be shut down until 8/19. This schedule is all weather permitting, but know we'll keep you fully apprised if this is the case with subsequent schedule changes. All access from the interior of the units will be done 8/18.
For your information a specialty teupen lift will arrive 8/22, so don't be alarmed when you see the 'transformer' looking lift onsite. With this special force, we'll complete hardie board repairs over the next few weeks.
Taking safety precautions to keep ya'll out of the 'danger zone' as our crew continues to complete hardie board repairs.
Wednesday, August 3rd: We've made it to the middle of the week! Work in front of the 2407 Building should be complete. All safety precautions have been made; coordination with Doug to make sure ramp access is available to those who need it, signs are posted on entrance doors pertaining to road closures, and danger tape is on all perimeters.
The sealant removal and installation seems to be staying close to schedule. We would like to be entering units first thing next week so stay tuned!
Safety First: Everything is safe and sound at Silver Lake.
Sealant removal and installation is complete.
Friday, July 29th: Good morning Silver Lake Village. By now you may have noticed that there has been some siding removed on two corners of Building 2. Fear not! That is on purpose!!! In order to thoroughly and correctly assess some building envelope concerns, it was necessary to take a look under the hood so to speak. That happened on Tuesday and we are putting together cost estimates for correcting some of the Hardie issues/flashing issues and there will be subsequent meetings with the board to discuss next best steps.
We will do our best to keep you fully updated right here on the blog and depending on the outcome of those meetings, there's a possibility that painting won't occur this year. Stay tuned.
The Hardie removal on the SW corner of Building #2 is by design.
Wednesday, July 20th: Hello again Silver Lake Village. For the most part, things are progressing according to plan onsite and as we've been making our way around the building, we have discovered some additional caulking/hardie board considerations, and we've had additional dialogue with the board regarding next best steps. The good news is that in the midst of the consultation process and project thus far, we've had some very fruitful discussions around the best ways to preserve your building in the years to come.
We want to thank the board (again) for all the time they've committed to this process and it's clear to us that they are great advocates for all of you homeowners.
It's likely that by next week, we'll be starting on the North side of Building #1, which will require some road obstruction permits from the city of St. Anthony.
Stay tuned right here for ongoing project updates.
Aerial Lifts will be a familiar site at Silver Lake Village in the weeks to come.
Sunday, July 10th: Greetings residents of Silver Lake Village. Perhaps you recall seeing us earlier this year when we were granted the privilege of painting your hallway and stairwells. In the midst of that project, we were asked assess your exterior painting needs as well, and after a few months of assessment and discussion, we are getting set to get things underway this week.
From the outset, the board and management company have been committed to this undertaking the right way and we want to thank them for all of their due diligence, their great questions, and ultimately, the faith they've put in us to not only get your buildings spruced up, but to do so in a way that preserves them for several years to come.
With that being said, this process will start with addressing your sealant needs. The caulk on your building is showing visible signs of detoriation and before we begin repainting the buildings, addressing the failed sealant is the first step. This process will begin this week and in order to get things underway, we will need to utilize aerial lifts.
Though much of the project will have limited impact on your daily routines, there will be some logistical considerations that you'll need to be aware of.
Work will begin this week on the the south elevation on Building #2 (38th Ave/Apache) and beginning on Tuesday, 7/12, parking will be closed on that side of the building, as booms will be parked there. We will be starting on the corner by the roundabout/walking path, and we will be making our way clockwise around the exterior perimeters of Buildings #2 and #1. We anticipate that the South Elevation of Building #2 will take approximately 8 days to complete and the projected schedule can be found above.
The best place to stay apprised of the project progress will be right here on the blog. You will also be receiving subsequent notices regarding pertinent project details so keep your eyes peeled for those onsite.
Later in the project, completion of some areas (patios specifically) will require access to those areas through the residences. Further instructions will be provided as we near that aspect of the project.
We look forward to working with you and we anticipate that the project will take approximately 2 months to complete.
We'll see you Wednesday!