Historic Brick Restoration

Brick is so common a building material as to be easily overlooked in the survey of historic building materials, but it is so ubiquitous that to ignore it would be misleading. The following brick restoration and repair projects are representative of the issues we face when dealing with this widely used material.


Related Projects

Brick Repointing for Boyle Hotel

Brick Repointing for Boyle Hotel

Los Angeles,
California, USA

The Boyle Hotel was one of the early Five-Star Residence Hotels of Los Angeles. Since then, it had undergone extensive deterioration of the brick veneer and shell, as well as wood and other media. This project involved extensive brick repointing, repair, resurfacing, and cleaning. After cleaning bricks not coated with...

Brick Repair for El Segundo High School

Brick Repair for El Segundo High School

El Segundo, Los Angeles,
California, USA

The brick and cast stone facade had suffered from long-term exposure to salt-laden air, with rusting and deterioration of internal steel components, causing damage to the masonry facade. Thus, this was not just a simple brick repair project, as it also required rusted steel restoration. Preparation of these damaged areas included the...

Glazed Brick Veneer Replacement

Glazed Brick Veneer Replacement

Venice Beach, Los Angeles,
California, USA

A portion of glazed brick veneer on a building facing the ocean in Southern California had failed catastrophically, due to inner mild steel failure of the structural elements. Exposure to the salt-laden air of this marine-adjacent location mandated a complete removal and later installation of new brick after addressing the...

Brick Veneer Repair for Rachlin Building

Brick Veneer Repair for Rachlin Building

Los Angeles,
California, USA

This former manufacturing facility was converted to an architectural studio and the project entailed a complete rehabilitation of the brick surfaces during this adaptive use project. We performed both brick veneer repair and removal work, as the project called for new openings in the veneer. These openings were cut and removed...