New building methods and changing fabrics of our cities are moving new construction, historical aspects and restoration projects together now more than ever. Whether it is restoring a national registry building like White Bluffs Bank to the exact replica with same materials as original structure or pinning the original Firestone two story historical facade to a 15-story green building for the 400 Westlake project, we carefully research, consider and plan a course of action on the needs of the project. We will look at scope and conditions and advise for project guidelines.
Evaluation of conditions of Façade materials and determine what is needed based on building condition and all phases of work. Tuck pointing for replacement of mortar joints and damaged bricks to prolong the life of the masonry wall and water repellent nature of the facade.
A variety of chemical treatments can be used to restore stone and clay building materials to intended uses and looks. Chemicals can restore water wicking properties, get paint, stains or unwanted variants off buildings. Chemical stripping, abatement of toxins, and responsible disposal of waste materials would be things to consider when evaluating for chemical use. A comprehensive evaluation of your project needs would consider building treatment recommendations and application plan.
We develop solutions for stone repair and restoration which can include tie systems for strength and support, patching damaged stones, repair, precast, rebuild, coatings and material location, fiber reinforcement, epoxy injection crack repair. There are many types of stones and repair solutions that we can curtail to your project. Every stone restoration project is unique and takes different solutions for the best results.
Seismic upgrades to unenforced masonry walls and variety of other conditions. We use tie systems for seismic stabilization. Seismic upgrades bring urm buildings to code and help keep people safe in the event of earthquake. Seattle has a number of URM buildings still vulnerable to earthquake damage. The 2001 Nisqually earthquake most notably exposed urm buildings’ vulnerability in western Washington.