The contractors who performed a at over the past few years ran into a $280,000 problem, according to a county report.
PVC resilient tile flooring that was installed at the Kiefer Boulevard facility "began to deteriorate shortly after it was installed," according to a county staff report. "This deterioration included delaminating of the tile surface layer, failure of the tile to adhere to the concrete slab floor and 'cupping' and 'buckling' of the tiles resulting in potential trip hazards."
No one was able to figure out why the tiles weren't working, and they were replaced with vinyl tiles at a cost of $279,961. The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors is set to approve the additional cost at its meeting Tuesday. The item is on the consent agenda, which is used for items unlikely to bring about much discussion.
In all, 50,000 square feet of flooring had to be replaced, according to the staff report.
The change in cost pales in comparison to the total cost of the project, which started at $34 million. The cost also joins previous increases that amounted to $4.6 million, which bring the total cost of the project to $39 million–almost 15 percent more than was originally planned, according to the staff report.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting
700 H St., Suite 1450