Building project update # 1. A lot has happened so far with Phase II of our capital project since the contracts were awarded in the fall. There are currently five contractors working on our project. They are: Meridian Construction, Guilford, NH ‐ General Contract Skelly Contractors, Ogdensburg, NY ‐ Plumbing Harold R. Clune Inc., Ballston Spa, NY ‐ Electrical Brockway Mechanical Systems, Plattsburgh, NY ‐ Mechanical PTL Contracting Corp., Theresa, NY ‐ Roofing The project is being led by our long‐standing architectural firm Bernier, Carr & Associates out of Watertown, NY. There is also some minor work that remains to be done on our Phase I roofing project, and Sands Brothers Roofing out of Antwerp, NY will be back throughout the upcoming spring and summer to complete this work. We are very pleased with our new roof, and are looking forward to the added savings that should result from the addition of 6" of rigid foam insulation. Here are a few pictures of the new roofing system going down. The new roof is covered by a 20 year warrantee.
Removal of the original 1952 "built up" asphalt roof. (not fun!)
This is a good picture to see how the whole roofing system is put together. The bottom white layer is a vapor barrier. There are then 2 layers of 3" foam insulation, and a layer of waterproof decking. Finally, the rubber membrane is put on top of what you see here. The most of the system is "fully adhered" which means that glue is used on all layers. The benefit of this is that there are no fasteners used which have to punch holes through the layers, and can lead to troublesome leaks down the road.
The rubber membrane being glued down.
An example of how all seams and corners are finished. PHASE II Pictures
Changes in the fire code since our last project required that a new fire access road be built behind the building. Luckily we had room to build it and not disturb the little league/gym class field.
New road materials going in.
Demolition of the old wooden playground.
"Skeletons in the closet" We have had problems with this section of the parking lot for years, and once we opened it up, we knew why. The drainage was inadequate and broken, there were several large vanes of spongy clay, and very little appropriate base material. What originally was supposed to take 10‐14 days, took over a month.
Installing the "right stuff"
This large crack illustrates why the elementary gym needed some serious attention.
Demolition of the elementary gym.
Demo of the old foundation.