January 14th , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

Courthouse Annex project runs into some roof weather

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Roof work at the Carter County Courthouse Annex has exposed the interior of the building to rainy weather.

Photo Courtesy Carter County Sheriff’s Department A contributed photo shows workers using jackhammers to remove concrete from the Carter County Courthouse Annex roof.

Photo Courtesy Carter County Sheriff’s Department
A contributed photo shows workers using jackhammers to remove concrete from the Carter County Courthouse Annex roof.

“They have certain portions of the roof torn off,” said Carter County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Ron Street at the Monday Carter County Building and Grounds Committee meeting. “It was exposed.”

Jackhammers were used recently to break up a concrete barrier placed on the roof, which once supported a physical activity space for inmates.

“Some of the roof that they had already put down, when this big rainstorm came Saturday, water ran under that and got it wet,” Street said. “They are going to have to take that back up and replace it. The weather is killing them, of course, but they are making progress.”

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