A list of problems with Kulpmont Borough Municipal Building
KULPMONT - The following is a list of problems found by architect Randy Baer, of Sunbury, at the current Kulpmont Borough Municipal Building and garage:
- Sidewalks, curbs and steps are cracked, heaved or have settled.
- Exterior brick work and masonry in extreme disrepair, probably a large source of water infiltration.
- Stone blocking at east entry is deteriorating and is being held by inadequate wood supports.
- Northeast corner of the building appears to have settled, leaving large cracks (daylight visible from the inside) in the exterior and a floor system that has sagged.
- Rigid roof insulation is soft and seem to be deteriorating and is soft under foot.
- The chimney on the roof needs extensive brick work and structural repair.
- The roof drainage systems contains only primary drains; due to the age of construction, it does not have any secondary drains.
- Glass blocks are broken or missing.
- Exterior sealant has passed its life span and is cracked or missing.
- Most of the interior floor finish is old tile similar to today's vinyl tile and is known to contain asbestos.
- Railing around interior stairs are not compliant with current codes.
- Several locations of water infiltration and damage.
- All electrical wiring, accessories and components are out-of-date and potentially a hazard.
- Newer boiler, but runs on heating oil.
- Heating system does not have proper zoning, which results in improper temperature control.
- Individual air conditioning units throughout the entire building, which results in heat or cooling loss.
- Fire alarm and system is outdated.
- Police department is not very secure and restraints are not up to current standards.