December 5, 2011

Bad Roof — Good Roof

Posted in Roof tagged , at 12:22 am by stonebankblog

Following are pictures of the Stone Bank’s roof in a sort of “before and after” scenario. The “before” pictures were taken on July 12, 2011 — when our nonprofit was deciding to take on this project in earnest. The “after” pictures were taken Dec. 2, 2011, after two-days’ work by the crew from Skinner Roofing.

This shot (facing east) shows the Stone Bank's old asphalt roofing -- which was leaking all over the place.

In an effort to stem the flow of water into the rear of the Stone Bank, a volunteer used sandbags and a tarp to redirect the water. It helped a little.

It was a soft and gooey mess under the tarp. This is the section of the building being dismantled in the next couple of weeks.

The new view facing east, shows the new roof membrane mostly in place. Neat. Tidy. And no longer leaking.

The view looking west (toward the section of the building being dismantled). The membrane roof will be extended to that section, when it is rebuilt in 2012.

This expensive and necessary roofing work would not have been possible without a grant from the State Historical Society of North Dakota and a zero-percent loan from the Bottineau EDC.

Our thanks to Scott Wagar for these photos.

November 30, 2011

Fixing the Stone Bank’s roof

Posted in Roof tagged , , , , at 10:36 am by stonebankblog

Even to the untrained eye, the water damage to the Stone Bank's parapets is obvious.

This part of the bank is going to be dismantled — but this photo shows what can happen when water does its thing with a roof … and stone … and mortar.

Today, Skinner Roofing is going to take the old roof off the front 60 feet of the Stone Bank and install insulation and a rubber membrane to keep the water out.

And that roof membrane is going to be wrapped up around the top of the parapet to keep the moisture out.

We are pleased, pleased, pleased to report this progress.