New company hired to fix LCDC tile problem

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

County commissioners have stopped waiting for the company that installed tile in the kitchen at its private prison to fix the leak problem and are getting a different company to make the repairs while the county pursues a settlement with the original flooring company.

The county has had a dispute with Gabriel’s Flooring Solutions, which installed the tile several years ago, because water leaked behind the tiles and has significantly damaged the walls of the building housing the kitchen. Gabriel’s made some repairs over the years, but the water continued leaking through the tiles and the damage has increased.

Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen said the tiles started coming up almost immediately after being installed.

“They said this paint would last forever, but it lasted like two weeks and started coming up,” he said later.