Pomerleau committed to fixing issue at Harbour Grace arena
HARBOUR GRACE, NL — The company responsible for overseeing the build on a multimillion-dollar stadium in Harbour Grace says it’s committed to fixing an issue with the concrete slab.
The last Harbour Grace council meeting held May 31 included a conversation about the concrete playing surface at the Danny Cleary Community Centre, which opened last fall. According to Mayor Terry Barnes, there’s an issue with leveling on the concrete slab that caused problems for stadium staff using the Zamboni. Once ice was removed in the spring, exposed metal was visible on the surface.
The mayor claimed this problem could be traced back to improper pouring of the concrete surface.
“We paid a lot of money for that concrete slab to be poured right, so if it’s not right, then guess what? They’ve got no other choice but to take it back out,” Barnes told The Compass a week after the meeting.
The Compass contacted Pomerleau and received a brief statement from a company spokeswoman based in Montreal.
“Pomerleau is aware of the issue and is committed to fixing it,” the spokeswoman said.
There was another issue at the new stadium that required some attention earlier this year. Water was dripping from the ceiling, with the cause reportedly linked to condensation building up in the seams, freezing, and then thawing. A compound was subsequently used to insulate the roof and fix that problem.
Town councillors instructed CAO Michael Saccary to contact Pomerleau after the last meeting and inform the company about council’s desire to have the surface fixed.
Pomerleau, the manufacturer for the multimillion-dollar Danny Cleary Community Centre in Harbour Grace, says it’s committed to fixing an issue with the concrete flooring.