New gym floor closed to fix ‘dead spots’
April 9, 2008
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — Camp Humphreys closed its new gym floor Monday through Wednesday to allow workers to fix “dead spots,” where basketballs don’t bounce as high as they should.
“Everything will be open as usual other than the gym floor for those days,” said Andre Butler, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.
The renovation will be covered by a warranty with Namwha Construction Co. Ltd., of Seoul, which built the gym, said Greg H. Reiff, Humphreys area engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Far East District.
The $7 million, 450,000 square-foot gym opened in February in the post’s MP Hill section and is the first of three due to open on post this year.
Following soldiers’ complaints about the dead spot, the contractors tested how high a ball would bounce.
Test standards require the ball to bounce at least 47 inches, Reiff said. Testing turned up seven areas needing attention.
Contractors will inject foam under the floor that supports those areas, Reiff said.
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