The Terramar Task Force has been working diligently since October 2014
addressing facility concerns related to the water intrusion at the Terramar
Indoor air quality testing was performed several times during this period
in various locations and at different times of the day without finding any
unacceptable results. Since the indoor test results were favorable, that
testing has been suspended until a need is warranted for it to happen
The exterior of the classroom building was sealed in December. Due to the
length of time involved in the process we are using, the exterior of the
Administration and Multi-Purpose Building will be sealed this summer as there
just was not enough time to complete these buildings during the school year.
This has helped as we have not seen the same affects on the classroom building
during rain events that occurred after it was sealed.
We have also been testing various ways to address the high moisture
readings we are experiencing on the first floor of the classroom building. We
have conducted multiple test in two vacated classrooms. After reviewing the
results of these tests, it has been determined to use a rubber-backed carpet
product that is manufactured on a large roll, unlike the current carpet tiles,
to replace the entire first floor carpeting. This product is specially designed
for high moisture installations. In addition, to provide some relief in each
classroom we will remove the vinyl tile in the classrooms then polish and seal
the concrete in a small area in front of the sink in each classroom. This work
will be performed this summer.
We have also had a mechanical engineer review the air conditioning systems
at the campus. One of the things the mechanical engineer determined is that the
units in the classrooms were oversized, not allowing the units to run long
enough to help pull humidity out of these spaces. This summer we will replace
the air conditioning units on the campus and resize the units to better address
the interior humidity levels with smaller, high-efficiency units.
We will continue to monitor the impact of these changes to ensure the
facility performs as expected.