Not sure about you but we’re stoked for summer at the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort! Not only because its summer in Carlsbad Village; warm weather, long days & short nights, swim suits & sandals; but also because we’re anticipating the completion of our two and a half year long waterproofing project. Keep reading for exciting updates on the last phase of the project and other projects we’ve completed over the last few months.
Just to recap, waterproofing of our underground parking structure started in March 2019. Basically, we’ve removed all existing concrete throughout the resort to re-seal the top layer of the garage to prevent water damage into the structure. We broke this project up into multiple phases so the entire resort wasn’t completely undergoing work. We’ve completed 3 phases so far and we’re anticipating to finish the last phase (phase 4) of the waterproofing project by June 2021!
Skipping forward to 2020; phase 4 started in September 2020 with closures of the 1st floor of our Oak condominium building, courtyard, fire pits, and adult Jacuzzi. The Oak building 1st floor was closed off for several months as the interior corridor was removed and new waterproofing was laid down on the top side of the garage. Once waterproofing was tested and approved, new concrete was laid. In addition to re-sealing the waterproofing, we added a new fire pit and two (2) bbq grills at the ocean end of the hallway. The Oak 1st floor condominiums are open- this waterproofing was completed in January/February 2021. Check out the pictures below to see how great of a space this is!
Alright, onto the good stuff; the courtyard. This area was closed off in September 2020, same as the Oak building. To start, concrete & dirt were removed to get to the top layer of the garage- this meant jackhammering the walkways throughout the courtyard, removing the fire pits, and demolishing the adult Jacuzzi. Not going to lie, it was tough losing all these amenities but we knew it would only be temporary. The demolition of this area moved quickly as expected- though you can imagine it was noisy. Waterproofing was re-sealed and tested/approved early 2021 and then all new dirt was brought in. After what seemed to be 100+ truck loads of dirt being hauled onto the new waterproofing and being leveled, we mapped out the new concrete walkways and fire pits area. The concrete pathways and fire pits are similar to before except the fire pits are now a different level than the courtyard- accessible via stairs or from the pool area. This raised fire pit area includes three (3) gas fire pits available from sunset to 11pm daily. The courtyard/central green has transformed from grass to artificial turf- lower maintenance costs and it doesn’t make sense to water this space and cause future problems into the garage. A new pergola has been added right outside the pool area to cover the new home of the ping-pong table and lounge furniture/tables will be arranged in the central green space for guest use, socially distanced of course. We have to admit, the courtyard looks amazing!
Here’s the best part… the courtyard and fire pits are open ahead of schedule! We’re so happy to be able to offer this outdoor space to our owners and guests again and cannot wait to see it used this summer.
The final piece of the outdoor puzzle is the adult Jacuzzi. We are anticipating this to re-open in mid-June as scheduled. Construction is complete, we are just waiting on the glass walls to be added to the structure- once added we can fill the Jacuzzi with water and it will sit for roughly 2 weeks for a curing process. In the mean-time you can schedule 20 minute bookings for the family Jacuzzi in the pool area with the Activities team.
As you can see, we’ve completed a lot of work at the resort over the last few months. We’re excited to hear of new memories being made with family & friends while an owner or guest at the resort. We hope to see you all out there this summer!
Hurry and book your stay now to check out these new amenities. We’ll sea you soon!