Pump malfunction floods LBC basement, reopening date undetermined

Amy Nankin, News Editor

The Garden Level of the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) closed in response to a pump malfunction that resulted in flooding throughout portions of the Garden Level Oct. 18. There is no exact date for when repairs will conclude and the floor will reopen.

“This past Sunday, October 18 there was a pump in the Garden Level mechanical room that malfunctioned overnight resulting in flooding throughout portions of the Garden Level including hallways, office spaces, and meeting rooms,” LBC director Heather Seaman said. “The Garden Level was closed beginning on Monday to allow for assessment and remediation of the spaces.”

Tulane University partnered with a company that specializes in water cleanup and restoration called ServPro to repair the damage. Essential services like classes, table/booth reservation pick-ups and package pick-ups have been relocated. Table and booth reservations are now located on the second floor of the LBC and all package pick-ups are in Warren temporarily. All services will return to their original locations once the floor has reopened.

“The damage was primarily limited to flooring and drywall in various areas. Repairs to the spaces have already begun, but we do not have an exact date yet for reopening the space,” Seaman said.