Repairs needed to fix bulging wall at Hampton library

Structural damage to the Hampton Public Library’s bulging east wall isn’t as severe as previously feared, but repairs will be needed to reinforce its integrity relatively soon.

     “The worst case scenario was that we would have had to tear the wall down and rebuild it completely, but thankfully that’s not the case anymore,” said Hampton City Manager Ron Dunt.

     Adams Construction noticed a bulge in the wall this winter while gathering preliminary specifics for a future project, but workers were hesitant to proceed in case the wall was structurally unsound. Following the discovery, Yaggy Colby Associates engineer Ben Wolf completed an assessment of the library’s trademark curved brick wall in mid-April at the request of the Hampton City Council. 

Read the full article in the May 7 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.