“I”m Not Worried About the Cracks” (in the Floor of the Sadie Johnson Center)November 16th, 2012 by Joe Burgess
As MLive’s Joe Burgess was touring the new Sadie Johnson Community Center, after speaking to ETC. engineer Shawkat Ali, another ETC engineer, and the AMR contractor, he overheard one of them say, “‘I’m not worried about the cracks.”
Noting that the floor was almost totally covered with wide sheet of paper, Burgess asked the engineers and the contractor, “What cracks?”
They quickly explained that the cracks are not serious, they are not “structural”, and can’ t be avoided. It was then explained that cracks occur whenever water evaporates out of concrete.
The engineers then explained that the paper was covering the floor of the building, since it was “stained concrete”.
When asked where the cracks were located, one reply was “All over”, another answered, “Here and there.”
After the re-re-work of the concrete of the nearby Splash Pad, it seems like a wise idea to be “Worried about the cracks.”
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