The process of removing old mortar from joints, replacing it with mortar that closely matches the color of the bricks, and then embedding narrow lines of putty in a contrasting color (called “fillets”) down the centers of the new mortar joints.
Limestone restoration and construction refer to the process of repairing, renovating, and building structures using limestone as the primary material. Limestone is a natural sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate, which makes it an ideal building material due to its durability, strength, and resistance to weathering.
Historic restoration is the process of renovating or repairing a historic building or structure to its original condition or to a period-appropriate appearance. The goal of historic restoration is to preserve the original character and architectural features of the building while making necessary repairs and upgrades to improve its function and safety.
Lintels are an important structural element in masonry and concrete construction. They ensure the stability and durability of the structure by transferring the load above the opening to the adjacent walls or columns. Proper design and installation of lintels are crucial to ensure their effectiveness and longevity in supporting the load.
BALCONIES & RAILINGS
Balcony and railing repairs in masonry and concrete restoration require a thorough understanding of the underlying structural issues and the appropriate repair methods to ensure the safety and longevity of the structure.
Structural repair refers to the process of restoring or strengthening the load-carrying capacity of a building or structure that has suffered damage or deterioration. The primary goal of structural repair is to ensure that the structure is safe and stable and can perform its intended function.
Waterproofing is an essential aspect of masonry and concrete restoration, as it helps to protect the structure from the damaging effects of water intrusion. Water can seep into the porous surface of masonry and concrete, leading to structural damage, mold growth, and deterioration over time.
STUCCO - EIFS
- Durability: Both systems are designed to provide a durable and long-lasting exterior finish, protecting the underlying structure from weathering and damage.
- Low maintenance: Stucco and EIFS require minimal maintenance, making them an excellent choice for commercial and residential buildings.
- Versatility: Both systems can be customized to match the design and aesthetic of the building, providing a wide range of options for architects and builders.
Nonmoving cracks that extend into the body of the terra cotta may be pointed with mortar; moving cracks should be caulked with sealant. Large, deep spalls in terra cotta can be patched with a mixture of portland cement, lime, sand, and an acrylic bonding agent.
CAULKING - SEALANTS
In masonry and concrete construction, caulking and sealants are used to improve the durability and longevity of structures by preventing water infiltration and protecting against air and moisture penetration. They can also help to improve energy efficiency by reducing air leaks and drafts in buildings.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT - LIAISON
By providing project management and liaison services, the project manager liaison ensures that the restoration project is completed efficiently, effectively, and to the required standards. They help building owners and managers navigate the complexities of the restoration process and ensure that the restored structure is safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.
Drone inspections provide high-quality data and images from difficult-to-reach locations, reducing the need for workers to climb tall structures or perform inspections in hazardous environments. The drones are equipped with cameras and sensors that capture detailed images, videos, and data, which are analyzed by experts to identify any issues or potential problems with the structure or property.
Properly executed concrete repair can enhance the structural integrity of the structure, extend its lifespan, and prevent further damage.
Coatings can protect from weathering and corrosion and also enhance the appearance of the surface and provide additional benefits, such as improved slip resistance or UV protection.
Inspection assistance is an important service provided in masonry and concrete restoration to ensure that the restoration work is carried out correctly and to the required standards. Inspection assistance can help identify potential issues with the structure before they become a significant problem, and ensure that the restoration work is completed safely, effectively, and to the highest quality.