Sidewalk And Stairs Under Repair At LAHS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School A-Wing construction project was completed in January 2012. Flintco was the General Contractor. Over the last three years, there has been settling of underground soils and a resultant drop in the west facing stairs, east facing sidewalk, and weather protection panels on the exterior of the building.

Los Alamos Public Schools officials asked Flintco managers to conduct sample core drilling to test the soils under the concrete. The testing revealed that the original construction fill dirt did not meet the specifications outlined by the architect and project engineers. Flintco immediately agreed to hire subcontractors (different subs than those that performed the original work) to remedy the situation.

Repairs to the sinking concrete have been in progress for three weeks. Flintco contractors have removed all of the impacted concrete. This week, Flintco is installing engineered fill dirt that is tested every two inches to guarantee they are meeting engineering specifications.

The new fill dirt is professionally compacted to assure that the sinking concrete problem will be resolved. Once the new fill dirt is in place, Flintco will replace the concrete.

All of this repair work is being completed at no cost to Los Alamos Public Schools. Flintco is standing behind their work, “we will make this right”.

Weather permitting, the project will be completed by the first week of school,