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Town hall taking bids on mold removal

April 06, 2012
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NEW DURHAM, NH — The town of New Durham has begun to receive bids for work removing mold from the historic Town Hall basement and replace an area of wall board with new material better suited to moist environments, according to Foster''s Daily Democrat.

Mold has been an issue in the town hall, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, for some time and is likely a result of the use of wall board not suited to moist environments, the article stated.

According to the article, there is a lot of water in the ground around the basement foundation, and although there is a sump pump in the basement to control water leaks, one year that pump failed and mold began to grow on the wall board around the furnace.

The project will include the re-insulation of the repaired frame work before new wall board is installed and will seal an old duct in the basement ceiling; the work must be in compliance with standards of rehabilitation for historic buildings, the article noted.

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