Brick work continues on City Hall’s Centennial Plaza
Team Radio Marketing Group - July 28, 2017 10:58 am
Work continues on the Centennial Plaza project in front of City Hall, Assistant City Manager Tana McKinley said Friday, but it may not be apparent to visitors to the plaza during the daytime.
In June, as renovation of the City Hall Fountain was nearing completion, Nelson Waterproofing began the plaza restoration by cleaning the bricks with a high-pressure water jet spray, then removing and replacing all the mortar joints around the bricks.
Estimated completion time is September, McKinley said.
“The contractor would prefer the mortar be replaced during cooler temperatures,” she said. “In the meantime, the contractor will be working nights to remove mortar replacement ‘test’ areas, as well as removing any old mortar that still remains between joints and needs to be cleaned out.
“Then the contractor will replace all mortar joints of the bricks, and finally, a clear transparent waterproofing sealer will be applied to the bricks and joints of the bricks,” McKinley said.
The joints will be filled with a mixture of Portland cement, sand and an acrylic admixture.