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New Roof at Children’s Hospital Provides Protection AND a Play Area

Tremco New Roof at Children
July 17, 2019

When it became obvious the leaking roof could not be repaired or restored, the hospital got a new roof that was turned into a play area for families.

Since 1964, CHOC Children’s Hospital has been committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. CHOC is affiliated with UC Irvine and has been named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

When leaking water was detected in multiple areas of the 3,760 square foot roof that covered their pediatric mental health unit, including around drains and water between roof layers, CHOC was committed to investing in the highest quality, long-term protection for their building.

After multiple attempts to repair the leaks, it became obvious that they were going to need a new roof. Best Contracting Services was selected to remove the roof down to the concrete deck and replace it with Tremco Roofing’s fully reinforced AlphaGuard BIO Fluid Applied System, a protection mat and drain boards. The durability and low odor of the AlphaGuard BIO system is perfectly suited for sensitive hospital environments.  After the installation of the system a rubber play area was installed for patients and their families to enjoy the southern California climate.

Devin Hugie, Executive Director of Support Services at CHOC Children’s Hospital said “CHOC Children’s Hospital needed a “patient play area” that would both meet our needs and comply with CHOC’s standards of family centered care to serve our pediatric mental health unit—which seemed daunting, to say the least. Tremco Roofing sales representative Steve Tolsma alleviated all our concerns and communicated with us every step of the way. We’ve received dozens of compliments from our patients and families, and the pure joy that it offers to our patients is priceless!”

The job was completed in 2018 and CHOC Children’s Hospital received a 20-year QA Plus warranty.

Learn more about Tremco Roofing solutions.

About Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance

Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance helps manage building life cycles for customers in education, healthcare, government, manufacturing and many other industries. Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance is a division of Tremco Incorporated, which has been in business since 1928. Tremco Roofing works closely with Tremco Incorporated subsidiary WTI, which provides general contracting and roofing services, and Canam Building Envelope Specialists, which provides air barrier analysis and solutions.



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