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Crews Fix Cracks At Howard Wood

May 21, 2014, 6:02 PM by Matt Holsen

Crews Fix Cracks At Howard Wood
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A track meet this past weekend at Howard Wood Field had to be moved to O'Gorman after cracks were found in the new press box floor. Crews spent this week getting it fixed so the facility will be ready for the state track meet.

Howard Wood Field underwent a $6.7 million renovation last year but concrete in the lower level press box floor is already cracking.

"All concrete cracks and it's just a matter of where it is so we kind of monitored that and it got worse. Like I said, everything ties together in steel, rebar and so forth so there wasn't any danger but, over time that could have crept and could have been a problem," Jeff Kreiter said.

Kreiter, director of operational services for the Sioux Falls School District, says the manufacturer fixed the issue by installing metal baring plates at four points in the press box structure and injecting epoxy in cracks as needed.

Thousands of fans will pack the stands for the state track meet at the end of the month and they'll be safe thanks to recent fixes.

"The fix that they put in could actually hold the weight of that entire concrete tub. So it actually is probably four times stronger than it was originally. I feel good about it," Kreiter said. 

And while they had to move a track meet as a precaution, Kreiter is glad they did so no one's safety was potentially at risk and workers could finish the project quickly.

"They got it done, everything is done. It took three days for the fix so they weren't big fixes but it's done and I think everybody can rest assured that it's safe," Kreiter said.

The state track meet is at the end of the month and gets underway May 30.

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