The project was completed in a two-part process. The project started with the crew from Cleveland Building Restoration tuckpointing the parapet from the roof deck up, securing the walls so that it wouldn’t undermine progress on the roof. This sequencing keeps the masonry activities on the old roof, protecting the new roofing from the foot traffic required by the masonry team.
When the building was constructed, there was no modern air conditioning, so there was a concrete deck, and below that was a six-foot, open plenum that was vented and insulated. With the addition of modern HVAC equipment, this plenum no longer serves the same functional needs once intended. Securing the building allows for these other infrastructure needs to be reviewed and addressed. The masonry work included 100% tuckpointing, 100% sealant repairs to all of the joints, the original bell tiles were replaced, and the walls were 100% sealed with a penetrating water repellent.
Tremco assisted Warren Roofing in coming up with a plan for the roof. All the wet materials were removed, right down to the structural deck below. Then, a Tremco FR GR Cap sheet was torched on to seal up the top. All the drains were re-worked, and all of the curbs and penetrations were re-worked as well to help keep water from pooling on the surface. This left the rooftop ready for the next phase when the club will be able to come back and add a permanent institutional roofing solution.