Bunnell, FL – More testing is needed at the Flagler Sheriff’s Operations Center. That’s according to Flagler County Administrator Craig Coffey, after two days of Terracon Consultants, Inc. taking moisture meter readings. Observations indicate a possible moisture problem under the carpet and tile. Further examination was authorized by the County Engineer, although the work was not within protocol, finding substantial moisture. Coffey said in a press release that it’s unclear where that moisture came from.
Cutouts of drywall, some near floor level, some above and below the ceiling tiles and some up to the roof level, found one sample of older insulation that the consultant from Terracon said appeared to be bat guano. The building specs called for retaining the older insulation and adding new on top of it. Samples of older and newer insulation will be tested to confirm origin.
Another issue is that old and new wood were found in the samples taken. Testing found the old wood to be sound and dry, according to the information sent by Coffey. Samples taken with a moisture probe found that the old wood tested drier than the new wood. The information sent by Coffey states, “This wood was not part of the rotten wood to be replaced in the building construction specifications. Please note that any bad wood was to be removed as part of the construction project.”
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