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- After Innovative Masonry Restoration, LLC out of Kansas City, began working on the water sealing
project at City Hall, they realized that there were a few more problems than originally anticipated. It seems they will
be tuck pointing the brick and replacing six lintels above the windows, along with the water proofing work to the
masonry. Chuck Greever from planning and zoning said that they found that the originals were worn down to
rust after the contractors began working on the walls. Another issue found was the south wall above the roof line on the
exterior of the building. The wall was leaning badly, and the crew took it down about two
feet and stabilized it. The project that started in early September was originally scheduled to be completed in
November but has been extended to be finished in December.
Photo / Jaime Saucedo
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work began this week at Chillicothe City Hall, where the
91-year-old building has experienced significant water damage. The
exposed brick wall shows extensive damage to the mortar between
the bricks on the third floor. This photograph was taken from the
northeast corner of the third floor. The overall restoration
project involves various wall repairs, including repointing
interior mortar joints, parapet wall repairs, upper cornice
repairs, and sealing exterior brick with water repellant.
Innovative Masonry Restoration, of Kansas City, Kansas, has the
contract on the project for $190,857. The restoration project is
anticipated to be completed by November 3. The City Hall building
was constructed in 1926.
Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
City Addresses Water Issues at 1926 Building
October 13 2016
Some small measures soon will be taken to help stop moisture from entering into Chillicothe City Hall, and an engineer soon will be drawing up detailed specifications for a more extensive solution. City Administrator Ike Holland discussed the condition of the 1926 City Hall building during the city
council's regular meeting Monday evening, October 10, at City Hall. He presented the findings of a walk-through evaluation conducted by an engineer with Allstate Consultants, LLC. Moisture staining and damage was observed on the ceiling at several locations within the building, including the upper level stairway and in the auditorium, and mold growth was evident in the auditorium. Several areas were identified as having cracks and mortar degradation.
CT Photo Catherine Stortz Ripley
Chuck Greever, city code enforcement/inspector, also was on hand Monday evening to provide information. Holland stated that the city will immediately address some small needs and that an engineer will draw up specifics for masonry work.
"There are some small things the city will get fixed with local
contractors," Holland said. "We hope to have some of those things fixed within the next week or
two." Overall, the roof appeared to be in good condition, the consultant stated in the report. The primary cause of the observed moisture damage inside the building appeared to have been caused by degraded upper cornices. The consultants issued a recommendation and stated that repairs to the structure should be completed by a qualified contractor with experience working with masonry buildings of this type.