Sedgwick’s park shelter slowly becoming a reality

by Bill Bush

SEDGWICK—An eight-man crew spent last Friday at Sedgwick Park pouring the concrete walls for the city’s new storm shelter. The same company, Protection Shelters, had laid the foundation a few weeks ago.

Chris Baalmann with Protection Shelters said each time they pour concrete they need to let it set for 14-21 days, which is why there are large gaps between times of progress on the shelter.

“It’s not a fast moving project,” Baalmann said.

Baalmann said that after the walls have had time to cure, they would return to pour the floor on the inside. Then after the floor has cured, they will put on the roof.

Although it’s slow, progress is being made, and city administrator Joe Turner said the project should be complete in time for Fall Festival.

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