The sacristy of the parish church of St. Martin in Langenpreising is in need of renovation.
A mistake in construction is to blame.
Everything that has to be done now became public at the parish meeting in the Oberwirt inn.
Langenpreising – church nurse Margot Myrt faces the next big challenge.
Stucco has already crumbled from the ceiling, the cracks are a few millimeters wide.
She made this finding clear with pictures.
The foundations have already been examined.
On the side of the cemetery, the foundation protrudes just over 30 centimeters into the ground, but stable subsoil can only be expected at a depth of three meters.
This has visible consequences: the sacristy is slowly but surely tilting away from the church towards the cemetery.
According to the church nurse, the cracks in the walls are constantly being observed.
And unfortunately something is happening.
There are already initial proposals for action, such as injecting binding agents into the soil.
That was suggested by the statics office, with whom one had good experiences during the renovation of St. Peter's Church.
This is called the "low-pressure erosion process".
According to the statics office, everything else will be considerably more expensive.
According to Myrt, digging to the specified depth around the building in order to underpin it in the classic style would mean a huge construction site, which is also guaranteed to attract archaeologists.
Micropiles as an alternative were also ruled out, because then you would have to work in the sacristy itself, which would make it unusable for the time being.
According to the specialist office, the process would also become more expensive.
The cost estimate for the procedure now proposed amounts to 130,000 euros.
So you stay under 150,000 euros, which means: “There is no subsidy from the ordinariate, we have to do it ourselves.” The parish can only count on money from Munich from 150,000 euros.
There will probably be a larger construction site soon.
There was no information at the parish meeting on how this can and should be financed.