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Repairing and/or Replacing Leaking Classroom Roofs

This is an on-going project. The wood beams for roof repair are very expensive, but some have rotted and repair is necessary. The wood must be cut from the forest near Lake Phoksundo, three days away, and transported by mule.

The last few years have brought extremely heavy rainfall in spring and summer – an anomaly in this arid land. The plan is to fix / stabilize the roof structure and put plastic cover on top to avoid further damage. The roof surfaces are normally finished with clay and the plastic layer will be utilized to prevent water damage. The final plan is to create enough slope with the clay surface to provide adequate drainage from the roof surface.