Ocmulgee National Monument Park Visitor Center
Macon, Georgia, USA
Category: Tourist Attraction
The Park’s Visitor Center is housed in an Art Deco building, notable for its rounded edges (rather than squared-off corners). There is an outdoor courtyard, a lobby that adjoins an extensive exhibit area with a display of prehistoric artifacts excavated from the Indian mounds in the park, and a small movie theater. The two-floor structure was originally built in the 1930’s and, over the years, improper sloping led to deteriorated waterproofing of the concrete courtyard. This allowed water and moisture to penetrate farther into the structure.
The architect selected a combination of the VB 225 moisture mitigation system and SURFIX Screed Set – a polymer-modified sloping material – as the optimal solution for the restoration process. Prior to installing the sloping material, two coats of VB 225 were applied; the second coat with a sand broadcast ensured an excellent bond for the cementitious sloping material. The SURFIX Screed Set was then installed – six inches on the high end, all the way down to ½” at the lowest point – across a 30-40-foot span.