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Friday, August 10, 2012

The Moment of Truth

The re-roofing of the green roof has made great progress.  Over the past week, the roofers have pulled the roof layers apart, dried out the innards, and laid the bottom layers of the roof back on.  This morning when I arrived at work, they were "buttoning up" the roof, meaning they were sealing up all of the seams in the bottom waterproof membrane.  

Now, in the moment of roofing truth, the crew is flooding the Berry Prairie.  The best way to see if a roof leaks is to try to make it leak.

Everyone is holding their breath now.  The plan is to let the water sit over the weekend just to be sure there aren't any slow leaks.  Then come Monday, should everything pass inspection, the next layers of the roof - metal mesh, felt, second waterproof membrane, will go back on.  

And after that?  Prairieland once again!

Written by Brenna Wanous Marsicek


  1. Good luck!! I know that feeling, close to heart wrenching! Hope nothing 'falls through'

    -Adam Ahmed

    1. Thanks Adam, it worked! Lots of hours and resources put into this, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that the rest of the revamping goes as smoothly... Stay tuned!


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