Sophisticated repair techniques secured several floor heights of loose masonry until repairs could be completed.
A welder attaches a new steel support angle as part of the complete façade restoration of Randolph Tower.
Central replaced the Thompson Building’s weakened cornice and repaired its façade.
Workers remove a broken masonry unit in order to install a replacement masonry unit.
Pipe scaffold was used to access the façade of St. Nicholas church during its rehabilitation.
It took decades of Chicago style weather − wind driven rain, sleet and snow that penetrated walls − to broaden the tuck pointing business into the business of façade rehabilitation. Surface abrasion, the trigger for tuck pointing and recaulking, led to a need for masonry reconstruction, replacement of failed supporting steel, anchors and ties and restoration or replacement of architectural detailing as they succumbed to rust and age.
Central Building & Preservation is uniquely qualified in its industry to evaluate and remediate conditions requiring the most complex and historically sensitive restoration and renewal. Our staff, including licensed engineers and professionals, has unmatched expertise in effecting cost-efficient, high-quality and durable repairs.