Cerrudo Services served as prime contractor for the demolition of existing toilets and ground up construction of two new wood frame restroom buildings, two new CMU block restroom buildings and one new wood framed restroom/shower combination building within Humboldt Redwoods State Park for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The facilities are part of the accommodations the park system provides for its day-use and overnight visitors.
After demolition of the existing structures, Cerrudo ran new underground utilities to each of the five building locations and poured slabs with curbs. Three of the buildings are wood frame construction with shingle siding, wood roof trusses and composition shingle roof finish. The restroom/shower structure also included stone veneer on the exterior, with high bay windows and skylights. Two of the buildings are constructed of concrete block with wood framed roof trusses and composition shingle roof. New plumbing fixtures were provided in each structure, tile installed on the interior walls to a height of 8 feet, and T&G plywood attached on the walls above 8 feet, and on the ceiling. All new electrical service was provided, with a water heater above the ceiling in each structure.
The project was performed over a six-month period, during the winter months, after the park had closed for the season. Revenue from the park’s seasonal operations is vital to the maintenance and operations budget. Completion prior to the opening of the following season was critical.