“The contractor and the roofer are out of business. This is at our expense,” Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority member Larry Hestely said Monday.
RFPRA Executive Director Richard Garland said Davidson Southern Inc. was called back a number of times during the first 12 months but apparently masked the problems instead of fixing them.
Architect Brent Pope and Townsend Roofing Co. also were involved in the project RFPRA Chairman Jerry Lee said had design flaws and installation issues that caused water to drip inside the walls.
The assessment was verified by Heath Honeycutt of The Garland Co., an Ohio-based consultant hired to analyze the issues and develop a solution. Innovative Roofing Group of Atlanta was the low-bidder on the repair project, which also must be approved by the Floyd County Commission.
“If we don’t address this, we’re going to have siding, mold and gym-floor issues,” Garland said.
The 27,000-square-foot facility was funded through the 2006 special purpose, local option sales tax.
Also on Monday, the RFPRA confirmed an earlier decision to keep Maddox Track closed until it is resurfaced. Garland said crews are expected back on site Oct. 5 and could be finished as early as the first week in November.
Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie and subcontractor Beynon Sports Surfaces analyzed the deterioration discovered in August at the 10-month-old Barron Stadium track. Garland said they’ve laboratory-tested a solution and will re-start the 8-year warranty when the work is complete.
Football games at the stadium will be played as scheduled.