Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Camp Hearne Diary - March 23, 2010

The batten boards are being attached in a pattern to mimic the barrack exterior. These "window frames" are faux windows. The interior of this part of the building houses the exhibit area and visitor center. Because natural light (UV-light) is damaging to artifacts, we chose not to install windows in this area. We are also using LED lighting fixtures that are void of UV emissions.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Camp Hearne Diary - March 18, 2010

The roof is finish! Just in time before more rain on Saturday.

CR Systems did a great job. So glad we were able to use a local roofing contractor. Everyone who has worked on the project to date seems to truly connect with our goal to preserve and teach WWII history.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Camp Hearne Diary - March 17, 2010

CR Systems, Inc. started the roofing job today. After the rain yesterday, a small section of the roof decking buckled because the protective felt was blown off. Rayne Knight, the company owner, had her crew replace the section.

The SBS Modified Bitumen SA roofing system consists of a nailable layer (shown here), a middle self-adhering layer and a top mineral surface area. Everything seems to be going up very well. Cannot wait to see the final product.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Camp Hearne Diary - March 16, 2010

If it is Tuesday, it must be raining.... and it is.... again!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Camp Hearne Diary - March 13, 2010

The painters came out on Saturday to get the job done before the roofers show up on Monday.

The black flat paint (primer&base coat) went on without a hitch. I am really pleased with the historic look. When the batten boards go up, it will achieve the 1942 barrack look we are after. A really nice job by local painter, Butch Crook and crew.

The painters also caulked the fascia & soffits to finish them out. The vented soffits were painted black. The fascia boards were painted white. The roofer will finish the eaves and the ridge vents with the mineral rolled roofing system that will have the similiar appearance of a 1942 rolled roof but have a much longer life span.

Camp Hearne Diary - March 8, 2010

The exterior siding has gone up. We selected HardiPlak which is a fiber cement board that is highly durable. It resists moisture and insect damage and is fire retardant. The smooth surface has a very similar feel to "tar paper" which would be the historic sheathing but certainly would not give us the durability we need for our replica. We also used a 12 inch vented Hardisoffit product that will allow for ventilation in the attic. We are ready for the painter!

Camp Hearne Diary - March 6, 2010

We are ready for the plumber to vent the drains through the roof so the roofer can get started on the 15th. Since the building is built on blocks, the joist and beams are the base for the exterior walls. This leaves no room for the drains and water lines to come up throught the floor. The crew double walled the bathroom and "kitchen" area to allow access through the floor behind a "faux wall" finish.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Well, rain again earlier this week!
The Crew has been really busy working out the details on the ridge vents. The original plans detailed the design, but left certain dimensions to the discretion of the local area.
The roofing system award went to a local contractor, CR Systems. They will begin work on the 15th. Getting ready for them means the exterior siding needs to go up, the soffits and facsia in place, the plumber needs to have the drain vents through the roof and, if possible, the painter needs to have the exterior painted. Hopefully, it will all fall into place.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Crew was busy with the roof felt after a few days of strange weather.

It snowed on the 23rd. A really heavy snow that kept lots of folks away from work.