Every building, and moreover every building element, has a lifespan. When an element reaches the end of its lifespan, it must either be replaced, or restored, to return it to a serviceable condition. Sometimes these instances are used as opportunities to update aesthetic designs, and upgrade the underlying building systems. We act as the construction arm of a three sided team comprised of: building ownership, design professionals, and the constructor. We are responsible for undertaking the specified repair work, under the specified project constraints, to the highest standards of workmanship possible. And we are good at what we do.
WHAT WE DO
Before we were builders we were building scientists. We understand enclosure design principles, and we are knowledgeable in the latest building envelope construction materials and methods. But most importantly, we have a wealth of experience fixing broken enclosures.
Reinforced concrete is the most widely used structural building material in North America. It is only fitting that our company leaders have formal education in design, repair, and materials of reinforced concrete. This, alongside our combined decades experience restoring concrete buildings, position us as a leader within the restoration industry.
Parking garages are subjected to very tough environments: vehicle traffic both physically damages protective coatings and carries in deicing salts - known to accelerate reinforced concrete deterioration. Routine maintenance and periodic repair programs are paramount to extending their serviceable life.
Exposed to the elements, subject to occasional de-icing, foot traffic, while also supporting metal railing systems, these structures have considerably shorter lifespans then the rest of the building. Left to age, they can become both eye-sores and life safety issues.
If it's made of steel reinforced concrete, exposed to outside weather, or worse: exposed to deicing salts, it will eventually need to undergo restoration or suffer irreparable damage.
Overcladding is typically used as a repair method to solve widespread water leaks across an existing wall assembly. Depending on the system specified, overcladding can also improve energy efficiency by adding insulation, extend the life of underlying masonry by reducing its exposure to freeze-thaw cycles, and upgrade building aesthetics.
Window and door assemblies are deceivingly complicated components of a building's enclosure. It's no wonder that their sealants, weatherstripping, coatings, and seals need periodic maintenance. When the cost to refurbish a window becomes unfeasibly high, it is time to consider a window assembly replacement project.
Masonry materials make for beautiful, durable, and fire resistant wall assemblies. Like all materials and building methods, they too require periodic maintenance and repair to restore their ability to resist water ingress, and in cases, their structural integrity.
It doesn't matter what your budget is, or how complicated your project seems.
We can help you.