Building Façade – Repair/Restoration

VCU - Sanger Hall

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia

Repair spalled and cracked brick masonry walls and spalled, cracked and dislocated limestone column cover panels due to lack of vertical and horizontal relief joints for the brick veneer and limestone column facing. No horizontal relief space was provided beneath the shelf angles at each floor, therefore a soft joint was established horizontally beneath each shelf angle and a soft joint vertically at the intersection of brick and the concrete columns. The brick veneer had not been tied properly, therefore new brick veneer helical ties were drilled in.

VCU - Cabaniss Hall

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia

Repair of spalled and cracked concrete columns, canopy and cracked beams due to column reinforcing steel being too close to the surface with minimal concrete cover. Carbonization of concrete caused rusting of steel resulting in cracking and spalling. Moisture encroachment at failed canopy flashing caused rusting of steel that caused spalling. Beam cracking was caused by shrinkage, expansion and contraction. Reinforcing steel was cleared of rust and coated with corrosion protection. The concrete was patched and repaired. A penetrating corrosion-inhibiting treatment was applied to all exposed concrete and then the entire concrete surface was coated with a flexible, breathable, elastomeric finish coating.

VCU - Johnson Hall

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia

More information will be added soon.

Richmond Dairy

Downtown – Richmond, Virginia

Adaptive reuse of the four-story Old Richmond Dairy milk processing facility in downtown Richmond, converted for use as residential apartments. The existing masonry walls and façade were retained. The retained façade included three 40’ high milk bottle-shaped features constructed of cement parging on brick masonry.

Jefferson Building

Department of General Services – Richmond, Virginia
13th and Bank Streets

Removal and replacement of limestone band around perimeter of building. Relief joint below shelf angle was constructed filled with mortar, causing vertical pressure to crush and spall the limestone band. Removal and replacement of carved decorative limestone blocks and solid veneer panels over north entrance and granite panels over west entrance due to failure of steel supporting attachments.

Monroe Building

Department of General Services – Richmond, Virginia
14th and Bank Streets

Removal and replacement of exposed aggregate pre-cast concrete wall panels on the main building and on the stairs and abutments of the connecting pedestrian bridge.

Madison Building

Department of General Services – Richmond, Virginia
13th to 14th Streets on Bank Street

Removal and replacement of granite and limestone veneer panels at various locations on multi-story office building due to failure of supporting attachments. Project on hold.

Central Highway Office Building

Virginia Department of Transportation – Richmond, Virginia
1221 East Broad Street

Removal and replacement of deteriorated granite steps and granite veneer on step side walls. Repairs of cracked limestone veneer panels on main building.