Faulty roof construction is unraveled at Mich. school after almost 20 years

07/24/2013 | Mining Journal, The (Marquette, Mich.)

As crews ripped shingles from the 20-year-old roof of the Cherry Creek Elementary School in Marquette, Mich., they noticed problems. The cupolas were not weather-proofed and there was a lack of caulking, sealing and flashing. Basic, "standard construction practices" were not used by the original roofing contractor, according to Sean LaRock, a representative of Integrated Designs, the company working on the school's new roof. The roofing project was to have cost $220,700 -- now it will cost $35,800 more to remedy the flaws.

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