Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare facility is located approximately 20 miles southeast of Cleveland in the city of Northfield. The State of Ohio has embarked on a huge expansion of this psychiatric hospital. Project plans call for the addition of 10 residential wings, with eight new and two renovated from existing space. Additions will also include a gymnasium/auditorium and three courtyards for patient use. There will also be facilities for new admissions, a clinic area, and more.
RAM Construction Services installed self-adhering sheet waterproofing membrane, drainage mat and extruded polystyrene insulation on all vertical walls below grade where the finished grade was above the finished floor. We also installed a 215-mil fabric-reinforced hot asphaltic waterproofing membrane system with drainage mat, protection course, drainage mat, extruded polystyrene insulation and an air layer over a precast panel deck at the ground floor. Due to the time of the year and the condition of the existing masonry facade that we had to tie into the horizontal waterproofing system was a considerable challenge. This project was spread out over an 18-month period which also presented a challenge in coordination.