Sacramento, CA

Fire Station #45


Fire Station #45 is a two-story, H-shaped building with a wing on either side of the central apparatus bay. Shortly after construction in 2006, station personnel observed water leaking at various locations throughout the building. SGH investigated the reported leakage and designed repairs.

SGH investigated leakage at the building featuring aluminum glazing assemblies incorporated into two types of exterior walls: load-bearing masonry walls and wood-framed walls clad with cement plaster. We performed visual surveys to document existing conditions, water testing to identify leakage paths, and field testing to determine the water absorption of the masonry.

During our investigation, we identified leaks through the exterior walls, around windows and doors, and through the casement window assemblies. SGH developed conceptual repairs for the City of West Sacramento’s consideration and subsequently designed the following repairs:

  • Recladding cement plaster walls
  • Repointing masonry walls
  • Removing and replacing all sealant joints associated with the exterior walls, including perimeter sealant at fenestrations, masonry expansion joints, and joints between masonry and cement plaster walls
  • Replacing the windows and storefront assemblies
  • Providing new louvers integrated into the exterior wall assembly
  • Replacing deteriorated gaskets around the large, roll-up doors
  • Overlaying the roof with a single-ply roof assembly
  • Replacing the roof deck waterproofing

SGH provided construction administration services, including reviewing submittals, visiting the site to observe ongoing repair work, answering contractor questions, and helping address field conditions.

Project Summary



Completion Date


Project Size
Repair & Rehabilitation
Building Enclosures
City of West Sacramento
Specialized Capabilities
Condition Assessments

Key team members

Craig Allender
Craig Allender
Building Technology Division Head, San Francisco Bay Area