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Downtown Ludington apartment construction waits for vapor barrier

May 1, 2019

Two apartment complexes are under construction at 225 W. Ludington Ave. and 200 W. Loomis St. in downtown Ludington, but the Loomis Street facility already has four stories built, while the Ludington Avenue building hasn’t yet completed its first floor.

Why?

Construction has been delayed on the Ludington Avenue building because the work crew is waiting for consistently warm temperatures to install a vapor barrier over the soil, according to Monica Schuyler, Pennies from Heaven Foundation executive director, who is familiar with the project.

A vapor barrier helps prevent moisture from damaging a building.

“A part of the issue in installing (the vapor barrier) is that it requires a minimum of 40-degree temperatures (day and night), which we have not had previously (to) predictably ... schedule with a contractor,” Schuyler stated in an email to the Daily News.

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