Cloverdale roofing project keeps moving forward

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board is moving right along with its roofing project, which is expected to be completed within the next month.

The project, which began in June 2012, includes a new roof at both the high school and elementary school.

As was stated last month, the rubber roof has been completed at both buildings. The high school has all the metal edge work and gutters finished.

However, Danco Construction is currently working on completing the barrel roof at the high school.

The barrel roof needs to be coated, which has been delayed due to weather and temperature issues.

"It's very temperature sensitive," Gerard Skibinski of Odle McGuire Shook told the school board Monday night. "We'll have to do it in the spring. It has to be at 60 degrees for at least 72 hours in order to put that coating on."

The barrel roof has also seen some derogation. Danco is currently working on an estimate for how much it will cost to replace the membrane and a timeline for when work can be completed, which has to be done before the coating. It is expected that the information will be presented to the board for approval during the April meeting.

Another item that needs completion is restoring the lawn, which was damaged during the construction process. The company plans on putting grass seed down at both the high school and elementary school when the weather becomes nicer.

The elementary school roof is complete. However, there is still work to be done on the fascia.

Unfortunately, when the fascia pieces were measured, they were measured at different places due to the elementary school having several different slopes and angles.

"It was only about a quarter of an inch difference," explained Skibinski. "It created gaps in the fascia. They've been in contact with the fascia manufacturer."

The company is now creating new pieces, which will go up as soon as possible and should be completed within the next two weeks. The school corporation will not have to pay for the mistake.

"On both of those projects we're both waiting on the roof manufacturers to do the inspections," Skibinski said. "The warranty starts on the date of the inspection acceptance."

The HVAC project is right on track and moving forward. There were some compliance issues with the trench, but all has since been resolved.

One boiler is already completely out, but workers will have to wait to remove the second one until heating season is over. Additional costs are not expected with the HVAC project.

Skibinski also informed the board that it will need to take a closer look at the drainage issues. The corporation has already agreed to move ahead with a drainage study, which Skibinski believes may need to expand to cover a wider area.

"As a school corporation you can't just go on someone's property and starting making changes," Skibinski said. "It's kind of a bigger piece, which will have to talk about at our next work session."

Estimated remaining funds are right around $200,000. It is believed that a larger drainage issue will cost more than that.

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