We are a full-service historic preservation company, specializing in historic masonry restoration as well as other media, working in California and the West. Our primary expertise covers all porous architectural materials, both natural and man-made, in both interior and exterior applications. While masonry restoration comprises a large part of our business, we can also perform as a General Contractor for a client's historic preservation project.
Kaptive / CGI Preservation offers restoration services for:
NATURAL STONE RESTORATION services including patching, resurfacing, removal, and seismic retrofitting of historic stonework.
CAST STONE RESTORATION services including in situ repairs, unit replacement, and reproduction of decorative cast stone elements.
SEISMIC RETROFITTING services including selective masonry removal and introducing steel connections for structural stability.
HISTORIC CONCRETE RESTORATION services including patching and repair using specialty mortars, structural stabilization and repair of rebar and other reinforcement.
MASONRY CLEANING METHODS including water only, chemical cleaning and abrasive cleaning.
TERRA COTTA RESTORATION including patching of the surfaces of both glazed and unglazed veneers, unit replacement, and the fabrication of new, matching historic tiles.
BRICK RESTORATION services including repointing with matching, compatible mortars and replacement of brick units with identical historic reproductions.
CERAMIC TILE AND MOSAIC RESTORATION preservation, reproduction of matching glass stone or ceramic units, and repair using compatible historic grout.
DECORATIVE PLASTER REPAIR, replacement, and reproduction of matching cast ornamental plaster.
FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE PRESERVATION including patching, repair and reproduction of stone, plaster and cast stone sculpture.
MULTIMEDIA BUILDING RESTORATION including renovation and seismic upgrades, veneer preservation, reproduction, and replacement.
Such projects have often included the deconstruction and reconstruction of decorative building components to allow for structural improvements. Many of our projects are multimedia, and the listing under one material heading does not preclude the presence of numerous other materials as well.
Kaptive / CGI Preservation is based in Los Angeles, and works all over the state of California and beyond.