The Newport News Behavioral Health Center is a mental health facility offering residential treatment programs for children ages 11-18, along with inpatient programs for children ages 8-17. The gymnasium is the primary activity area where these children are able to escape and exert energy during the day, especially during the cold winter months. The previously installed gym floor was failing due to high moisture content in the slab. So much so that the moisture pockets were causing trip hazards for the children playing in the gym. It was apparent they needed a new floor, and more importantly, a solution to the cause of the floor failure. Additionally, we were tasked with painting new basketball and volleyball lines, as well as a facility logo at the entrance to the gym. This job required a precise and timely schedule due to the limited working timeline given by the end user. We specified a Tarkett sport floor with a similar color to what they had existing, found matching paint colors for the sport lines, and helped select new colors for the entrance logo. We completed the entirety of this project in 10 working days, which led to little schedule disruption for the children and the staff. And they were welcomed back to an updated, functional and safe space for their daily activities.
Unique Installation Challenge Strategy
Exceeding the required timeline was the biggest challenge presented during this project. This job required demo of approximately 5,500 square feet of Marmoleum sport flooring that was failing due to an apparent moisture issue. This floor failure was not aesthetically pleasing to the school, and of more importance, it was causing a safety hazard because of the moisture pockets throughout. Our subfloor preparation team took over once the demo was completed and removed all of the old adhesive residue prior to installing a 2 part epoxy mitigation system and self leveler. After installation of the sports vinyl we completed the painting of the lines and logo. We completed the entirety of this project in 10 working days, which led to little schedule disruption for the children and the staff. And they were welcomed back to an updated, functional and safe space for their daily activities.