The Northerner

Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

Brittany Granville

The recent rainfall that swamped Northern Kentucky University caused leakage in multiple buildings across campus. Founders Hall, Landrum and Steely Library have leaky roofs because of their design. Griffin Hall is also experiencing leaks, but from a faulty drain installation.

Zachary Rogers

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Thanks to the wonderful natural phenomenon known as “rain” and the fact that many structures on Northern Kentucky University’s campus have flat roofing, students should be on the lookout for falling water, even while indoors.

Students who have classes in Founder’s Hall, Landrum, Steely Library and even the recently built Griffin Hall have reportedly experienced leakage.
“These buildings are 20, 25 or 30 years old, so we are always actively searching for and correcting leaks,” said NKU facilities manager Larry Blake. “The thing is, that we can find and stop one leak in one area; and if it rains hard the next day, then we may find a brand new one that opened up right next to it that needs to be fixed.”

Griffin Hall was an exception to the campus leak trends, as the cause of the leak in the atrium was a faulty drain installation, not a hole in the roof. The drain job was still under warranty and has, therefore, been financially covered and resolved by the original contractors, Turner Construction.
“Anything new is going to have some glitches,” Blake said. “But that’s fixed now, and [Griffin Hall] isn’t expected to have any of the same problems the other older facilities have.”

According to the facilities management office, $400,000 was funded for repairs to facilities last year, and Blake said he expects that figure to stay roughly the same for the coming year.

Blake assures that NKU’s maintenance team is working on locating and correcting these problems as quickly as they can. But he also suggests that if students find or experience any leaks that they should alert the facilities management office so that they may hasten the repair process.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    National News

    Chase professor a Supreme Court contender

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    News

    The ‘semi-accidental’ leader: St. Amand bids NKU farewell

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    Breaking News

    Childcare: UC center steps in to save NKU daycare

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    News

    Fall tuition jumps 3 percent as division budgets, positions get clipped

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    News

    Regents approve new fees for 100 fall courses. Will you pay more?

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    Kentucky News

    Pension freeze stalls cuts, buys NKU time

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    National News

    WATCH: The Debate on Gun Safety Reaches NKU

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    Crime

    Police Beat week of April 25

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    News

    What you missed at SGA April 23

  • Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix

    News

    Students, parents rally for campus childcare with UC takeover on the table

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Leaky roofs and rain don’t mix