Otisfield school to see $818K renovation project to combat mold in walls

Posted March 25, 2011, at 7:46 a.m.
Last modified March 25, 2011, at 9:57 a.m.

OTISFIELD, Maine — Officials at the Otisfield Community School in Maine say they hope to replace some interior walls to fight mold.

The $818,000 project is scheduled to take place over the summer.

Officials say they believe flower and vegetable gardens that lined the sides of the school building during the last five years caused moisture to build up on the inside walls.

Superintendent Rick Colpitts tells the Sun Journal newspaper the project includes ripping out all wall board on the inside of exterior walls, insulation and sheathing, replacing rusted metal studs, spraying on foam insulation and installing new wall board.

School facilities director David Marshall says that because the mold is contained inside the wall, it is not a threat to people.

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