Beaverly Fire Hall Up For Repairs
Prince George, B.C.- The Beaverly Fire Hall is all of 6 years old, but already it is in need of a new roof.
The Regional District of Fraser Fort George has approved a budget of just under $264 thousand dollars to replace the roof and has awarded the roof replacement project to Timber West.
But how is it that a building that is just 6 years old needs a new roof? “There are condensation issues with the roof over the past five years” says Donna Munt, General Manager of Community Services. “There’s been a lot of water coming down the walls and ceiling.”
Engineers have visited the site three times over the past six months and will be supervising the work that will be done. “We have a ten year warranty built into this contract” says Munt. She says it’s difficult to know why the issue has surfaced in the first place “We don’t know if it was the way it was constructed, or if it was additional insulation that was put in. what we’re finding is that there is air space where the warm air is hitting the cold air from the outside and creating that layer of ice.” She says the problem could be the result of contributing factors from design, construction and materials.
The firm that originally built the fire hall is no longer in business and Munt says the Regional District will not be pursuing legal action to recoup the funds needed to upgrade the building that cost about $900 thousand to build in the first place.
She says a different type of roof system will be installed.