Intensive two-year study of the Madison sandstone for the best methods of stabilization and consolidation
Investigation and harvesting of stones from seven other sources collaborating with other local businesses
World-wide search for compatible replacement stone
Evaluating proper repointing mortar types and techniques
Rigorous building survey for proper stone, wood window, and wood trim repair and
Working with masonry specialist partners to develop techniques, specifications, and
Trained and certified the masons on all masonry restoration and treatment
Followed the Secretary of the Interior Standards Guidelines for Rehabilitation and the
Preservation Brief recommendations for masonry and window restoration.
Our team worked directly with the City of Madison staff to deliver a project that met their scope, schedule, and budget. The stone erosion was stabilized through a sound solution for stone repairs and consolidation without changing the properties of the stone. The wood windows and trim were restored, inside and out, to provide a watertight exterior envelope and protect the intact interior. Our design team also trained and certified the masonry team to provide skilled labor to rehabilitate the building envelope to meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Masonry Restoration. This restoration will allow the building to function for the next 100 years.