The renovation of Temple Emmanu-El involved decorative marble, cast stone, and cement stucco restoration for the exterior and interior surfaces of the synagogue. The challenge in cleaning the interior masonry decorative components was to avoid damaging the adjacent highly stenciled surfaces. This was achieved by using carefully placed protection in these areas of interface.
Marble and natural stone were cleaned and repointed to enhance the overall look and feel of the sacred sanctuary, which is an amazing combination of marble, cast stone, stucco, and other decorative materials. Interior travertine marble floors were carefully resurfaced and filled to produce a smooth and uniform stone floor that is now capable of withstanding the abrasion of constant use. Exterior cast stone decorative elements also received the standard clean and re-point treatment.