Hightower Trail Middle School

Cobb County’s Hightower Trail Middle School was experiencing water infiltration through the built-up roofing, the metal roof panels, brick walls above the roofing, and the exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) and windows at a center clerestory structure. Raymond provided A/E services associated with the roof replacement, replacement of the EIFS and windows at the clerestory, and modifications necessary to prevent water infiltration through the brick.
  • Client: Cobb County School District
  • Location: Marietta, GA
  • Size: 146,330 SF
  • Services Provided:
  • • Building Envelope Design
  • • Roof Replacement Design
  • • Testing
  • • QA/QC
  • • Construction Administration
  • • Project Management


Unique Challenges

During our field work it was confirmed that there were no through-wall flashing at the bricks, and the owner decided that metal wall panels over the bricks would be the simplest solution. It was determined that due to the accumulation of mold and mildew at the EIFS that the existing system was retaining water and not properly draining.

Our Value Add

We designed a draining EIFS system to ensure that residual water entering the system could exit.

The new roof system increased the overall roofing R-value by providing a more reflective roof cover; ultimately reducing operating costs.