First, a foundation crack has been repaired on the west side of the Education Building. This will solidify the foundation at this point and prevent water from entering to rust the reinforcing rods.
Secondly, a number of cracked bricks will be replaced. The worst of these cracks and loose mortar are found on the Education Building. One such area is shown under repair in the photo.
Thirdly, the entire exterior will be cleaned. The bricks and limestone have accumulated a layer of dirt, some of which is an encrustation of lichens. See the photo of the cross after cleaning. Finally, the building will receive a coat of water repellant. This will prolong the beneficial effects of the repair and cleaning. This work will continue on into September, and will complete the process started about two years ago on some of the most critical areas.
Submitted by Steve Colburn