GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown County School Board voted unanimously Sept. 6 to authorize over $2 million in spending to replace the roof of the J.B. Beck Administration and Education Center, which is the headquarters of the Georgetown County School District.
Savings from the district’s 2016 bond referendum, which raised $165 million, will fund the project.
Porter Roofing Contractors, Inc., of Morrison, Tenn., was awarded the contract, which consists of a $2.35 million base bid and an alternate of $255,000.
The project entails reroofing the balance of the Beck building other than the roof above the boardroom and that of an added wing and information technology area.
Board member Michael Cafaro inquired about a warranty on the project and was told that the new roof will be under warranty for 20 years.
“The reason why I ask is because in some places where I have worked, the new roof goes up, and about two years later it starts leaking,” Cafaro said. “And then everybody starts pointing fingers at each other.”
Read the full article here