Natural Stone Restoration, Repair, and Replacement

Natural stone as an exterior building material is not as prevalent on the West Coast as it is in the Eastern States, only because the majority of our buildng cycles took place after the advent of Portland cement and ceramic building materials. However, there are enough instances of natural stone in the urban Western environment to address this material, especially in regards to interior surfaces. The following stone restoration projects give some idea of how we have dealt with the medium in our restoration work.


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Annenberg Beach House Pool Restoration

Annenberg Beach House Pool Restoration

Santa Monica, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The Annenberg Center is the fomer beach and party hub of Marion Davies, mistress of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. In the 30s and 40s it was a heavily patronized social center for the royalty of Hollywood. After a period of decline it was purchased by the City of Santa...

Mt. St. Mary's College, Bldg. #1 Sandstone Repairs

Mt. St. Mary's College, Bldg. #1 Sandstone Repairs

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

Originally part of a wealthy neighborhood near historic downtown Los Angeles, this home evetually became part of the eastern campus of Mt. St. Mary's College. Clad in sandstone originally quarried near Santa Barbara, it had undergone severe decay and material loss. Molding and patching with specialty repair mortars provided the...

Federal Office Building Marble Veneer Repair

Federal Office Building Marble Veneer Repair

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The seismic upgrade of a contemporary office building in downtown Los Angeles called on our' technical expertise in selective masonry removal to be utilized in the salvage and later re-installation of over 1,200 panels of 1 1/4" thick Danby marble, with losses of original marble panels limited to under 2%...

Oakland City Hall Interior Marble Restoration

Oakland City Hall Interior Marble Restoration

Oakland, Alameda County,
California, USA

The adaptive re-use of Oakland City Hall involved the complete restoration of both interior and exterior surfaces, as well as the installation of a milestone base-isolation system to ensure the long-term survival of this civic landmark.  Wikipedia Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_City_Hall

Vibiana Cathedral Limestone and Brick Improvements

Vibiana Cathedral Limestone and Brick Improvements

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

After the Diocese of Los Angeles gave up posession of this early house of worship in Southern California, it was converted into a performing arts and events center. Quake damage had done a bit of damage to the limestone and brick veneer and intervention involved the removal and reinstallation of...

Kerckhoff Hall Limestone Preservation

Kerckhoff Hall Limestone Preservation

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

Kerckhoff Hall is a central component of the historic core of the UCLA campus. Earthquake damage from the Northridge Quake had cuased the dislocation of the gothic tower spires and their restoration was coupled with a general upgrade of the building which included base-isolation, even as the building was occupied....

Flood Building Sandstone Preservation

Flood Building Sandstone Preservation

San Francisco, San Francisco County,
California, USA

The Flood Building was originally completed in 1904 by a scion of Comstock Lode wealth and subsequently underwent severe damage in the Great Quake of 1906. After additional repairs it was reopened and remained a local landmark on Market St. even as its fortunes faded in the subsequent years. A...