Working on the White Rock Pump House was a truly unique experience for us. Last restored in the 1980’s, this building underwent major renovation again in 2012 to stop moisture related problems that had caused deterioration of the facility.
The 102-year-old Texas Historic Landmark nestled alongside the lake of the same name, is an integral part of Dallas’ community. Since the White Rock Lake Pump Station is a mission critical building providing water to the city, it was crucial that the building continue operating during all phases of the construction process. The interior restoration encompassed cleaning the brick and painting the lower level of the large main room. System Electric Co. provided demolition of old service while new LED, Luminar and emergency lighting were installed. The old, moldy insulation was removed from the ceiling, and new spray insulation was installed. Accessing the ceiling and upper windows in the 60-foot interior was challenging, since appropriate lift equipment would not fit through the building doors. Chamberlin utilized conventional scaffolding reaching within six feet of the ceiling to build a temporary deck allowing access to the underside of the roof. With temporary lighting above the deck illuminating the work area, this design allowed for ideal working conditions with workers being able to reach the ceiling while standing on flat ground.
The White Rock Lake Pump Station, a Renaissance Revival structure, was successfully restored to its former aesthetic glory.