PROJECT:     North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  18
                          Mercer County Courthouse
                          Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE   August 19, 1999   TIME   10:30 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Dave Sebek - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                Bill Cruciger - Roof Rite
                                                Chip Smith - Easley & Rivers
                                                Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

NORTH PORTICO

  • Chip Smith of Easley & Rivers met with Lou and Bob underneath the coffered ceiling area of the portico to discuss alternate ways of dealing with the extensively deteriorated plaster moldings. Various alternative designs could be utilized in lieu of replicating the exact. moldings to save a considerable amount of cost. Further, this would allow the use of portland cement plaster instead of interior molding plaster which is much more durable. Also by lathing and coving the side walls of the coffered ceilings we can simultaneously eliminate the pigeon roosting areas further reducing the additional costs and problem areas for the county. The amount of additional work could have cost approximately $9,400.00 but through everyone's efforts we were able to save approximately $7,550.00, thereby costing only $1,850.00 additional to the county. Wallace Builders will present a change order in the near future for this additional necessary work.

WEST PORTICO

  • Lou met with Bill Cruciger and reviewed the downspout installation and final billing.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. - important meeting regarding the continual iron oxide bleeding through the stone columns.

PROJECT:    North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  19
                         Mercer County Courthouse
                         Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE    August 24, 1999    TIME   9:30 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING    Jerry Johnson - Former Commissioner & President of Historical Society
                                                 Silvio Diliscia - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Dave Sebek - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Kevin Klosky - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Tom Auel - Arcon
                                                 Dennis Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                 Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                 Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

WEST PORTICO

  • Because the weather is much more harsh on the West exposure in our climate, this area of stone has absorbed much more moisture through the years than other areas and the columns are reacting differently than other sections of the building.
  • Test samples are being done to try to stabilize the continual iron oxide bleeding through tile stone columns. Many combinations of chemicals are being tried but none as yet are achieving the desired results. Even the patches are starting to bleed through which apparently are acting as a poultice drawing the iron oxide to the surface.
  • Tom Auel, our stone specialist, has never seen anything like this nor has Keystone. They will consult with the product manufacturer's chemical engineering department for guidance and will continue to experiment with different chemicals and ratios of mix to try to free the columns of this iron oxide bleeding.

   NORTH PORTICO

  • Lou and Bob met with Rick Boggs and presented a change order regarding the additional plastering for the North Portico. Rick said he would present it to the Commissioners at their Wednesday staff meeting for approval.
  • The plaster lathing 113S started on the coffered ceilings as per the change order proposal.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

   
 

PROJECT:     North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  20
                          
Mercer County Courthouse
                          Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE    August 31,1999    TIME   10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Kevin Klosky - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                Tom Auel - Arcon
                                                Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                Dennis Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

GENERAL

  • Change Order # 1 for Wallace Builders was approved by the Commissioners and Lou distributed copies to Wallace and 4M.

WEST PORTICO

  • It was decided 1he appearance of the patches on the shafts of the West portico columns are not going to be acceptable. After much discussion it was decided they must be coaled with two custom Miracote colors to match the coloration of 1he stone and the orange iron-oxide veining. Tom Auel will send actual stone samples to Miracote to duplicate the colors. A sample will be completed for approval prior to beginning work on the actual columns. Once costs are finalized a change order will likely have to be entered in to for this additional work.

NORTH & WEST PORTICO

  • The lathing and plaster scratch coats have been completed. The finish plastering will be completed by the end of next week. September 10th.
  • Keystone is finishing some repairs and repointing and will begin sealing masonry next week, September 7th.
  • Scaffold could begin to be dismantled in two weeks to begin demolition of concrete slab, week of September 13th, on West portico and September 20th on the North portico.
  • Denny is meeting with Federal Iron at the site on Wednesday 10 begin fabrication of the structural steel framing. Two weeks arc needed for demolition, steel installation and concrete slab replacement. By the end of September, this work Should be completed.
  • The concrete slab must cure twenty-eight days prior to installation of Sonneborn Flex-tight waterproofing and then the waterproofing must cure three days prior to the installation of the tile which means the tile can't be installed until November 1st. This Should take two weeks including the installation of the historic railing.
  • During the month of October while the concrete slabs are curing prior to the tile installation, all the stone foundation cleaning, repair, resetting three foundation stones, repainting along with Miracoting the concrete steps, installing the conduit and wiring for the lampposts, and painting the windows and existing railings, can be completed.
  • Substantial completion of the porticos is anticipated to be November 15, 1999.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Thursday. September 2, 1999 31 10:00 a.m.

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