Building Components we Specialize in:

  1. Air Barriers
  2. Curtain wall repair and restoration
  3. Door and window replacements
  4. Handrails
  5. Parking Deck repairs and Maintenance
  6. Skylights
  7. Plaza Deck Repairs
  8. Complete Building Envelope Replacement and Repairs

Additional Services we provide:

  1. Facade Inspection assistance
  2. Investigations and Surveys
  3. Litigation Support Estimating

Building Envelope & Facade Repair

Balcony Repairs:

  1. Balcony repairs can range from simple crack repair from shrinkage to structure issue where we would rout and seal a crack with just a self-leveling sealant or in the structural case we would have to us port and inject the crack with epoxy to either seal the joint for movement and water penetration or inject with a structural epoxy to help strengthen the concrete.
  2. Concrete spall repairs are typical in many balcony repairs where water has migrated into the steel and corroded the steel. Rust is 7 times as strong as concrete, so the steel rebar has to be exposed and removed in order to stop the damage and apply a cementitious polymer modified repair mortar to the area. A coating is always recommended after the repair.
  3. In some cases, several feet of the front edge of the balcony slab may have to be removed and in extreme cases the entire balcony has to be removing to solve the problem.

Caulking and Sealants:

  1. Most caulking used in the last 20 years will on sustain UV, weather conditions and the buildings movements for 7 to 10 years (this does not include silicones). There it is often the case that the control joints, window perimeter sealants and other components of the building be cut out and resealed with the new sealants on the market today which will last 10 to 15 years be depending on the type of sealant chosen by the engineer or the owner. Many of the new sealants are a hybrid and do not require primers.
  2. Wet sealing windows is also something that may be needed applied to the window systems and especially the storefront systems if they begin to leak. A simple cleaning of the existing vinyl and the aluminum surround can be done, and a primer and silicone beam run from the glass to the aluminum frame to “wet seal “the light of glass.

Coatings and Membranes:

  1. Coatings and membranes serve to protect a verity of surfaces.
  2. Wall coatings are installed over most of your typical EIFS and Stucco applications after a period of time to protect them from water infiltration. Most popular are the elastomeric coatings which will span most hair line cracks. Butter grade sealant products are used if the cracks in the EFIS or stucco become too large for the typical two coat application. A simple power wash and two coat application is the standard application.
  3. Membranes that we install over plaza decks, parking decks, balconies, and breezeways are applied to the horizontal surfaces for a long-term wearing surface for either foot traffic or vehicular traffic. Surface preparation is the key to these products life span. Either a scarifying method, shot blasting or sandblasting are usually the preferred method of prepping the surfaces in order to obtain a good bond. Depending on your need a primer, base coat and top are typical. If needed a second intermediate coat will allow vehicular traffic to last in the drive lanes and turn lanes.
  4. Applying membranes to slab on grade takes a slight different product. The slab on grade must have a product that will breath. The perm rating in this application is a must and the product is installed with a special primer or a cementitious based product with the perm rating necessary to meet the specification for this application.
  5. Pool deck applications are much like the other horizontal coating applications but may require multiple coating applications in lieu of the standard 3 coat system.

Expansion Joints: Expansion joints are a verity of applications.

  1. Traffic joints in a parking deck require typically a gland joint with a polycrete mix to secure the wing gland to adhere to the concrete and allow the webbing to move the deck.
  2. Closed cell joints may be used in vertical or horizontal applications where and epoxy will hold the closed cell joint in place to the substrate. These are usually in a now traffic area.
  3. Expansion joints fit a verity of applications and you ask us for which product will fit your needs best.

Flashing Repair and Replacement:

  1. Flashing repair can be anything from coping to thru wall, terminations, roof to brick or siding, soffits, etc.
  2. In most cases the skin, i.e. brick, Hardie, EIFS or Stucco will have to be removed down to the substrate to install a proper thru wall flashing. Air barrier products are used to seal the flashing to the substrate and or building components.
  3. Other types of flashing all work the same the flashing have to be attached to the substrate, waterproofed and then installed in a manner to allow the water to exit the water out to the envelope to the exterior.

Masonry Restoration:

  1. Masonry restoration may start with a simple power washing to a chemical rinse. 
  2. Spot pointing, repointing or tuckpointing may be necessary to complete the repair for water infiltration in to the building or for structural repairs. The proper craftsmen in doing these activities is the key to the application.
  3. Masonry restoration can also factor in the rebuilding of the wall to stabilize the wall after years of water damage. The knowledge of the proper needle shoring and or blocking shoring is needed to execute these trade disciplines.
  4. Bringing a historic building back to it original look with brownstone repairs, granite repairs, jack arches, grapevine, beaded or even raked joints are a lost art today.
  5. In some extreme cases of structural damage, we have installed spiral anchors and stitching to stabilize a wall.

Wall Stabilization:

  1. Spiral ties, grout injection, masonry rebuild, stitching, carbon fiber may all be a piece of the method to staining a masonry wall. An engineer working on the behalf of the owner and our expertise has brought many of a successful project to the customer.

Window/ Door Repair and Replacement:

  1. Our expertise in this discipline is one of the tops in the industry. Our staff has over 40 years of experience in this field of work. Bringing together the air and water infiltration methods of the exterior building envelope science with the installation methods of the finest installer has made our window replacement team outstanding.
  2. The existing building is studied as to it present conditions and the manufacturers installation instructions are followed to a tee as to the install with the window and the air barrier system applied in the total application. This insures a water tight installation.

Concrete Restoration     

 Concrete Repair and Maintenance:

  1. Typical to parking decks, stair wells, basic sidewalks, building edge of slabs and exterior building components all deteriorate with time and water intrusion.
  2. Our plan is to apply the correct concrete repairs and coating to your building components as needed and with budget to protect the building.
  3. Concreter repair can be a costly maintenance issue and life safety issue if not protected.

Epoxy coatings and injections:

  1. Under the proper circumstances epoxy coatings and injections may be required.
  2. Structural cracks in slabs, and columns may be in need of epoxy injections. Installing ports in the proper locations and using specified products via the engineer’s specification will ensure the structural integrity of the installation.
  3. Epoxy coatings applied in critical locations as specified by the engineer play a role in the success of the project

Expansion Joints: Expansion joints are a verity of applications.

  1. Traffic joints in a parking deck require typically a gland joint with a polycrete mix to secure the wing gland to adhere to the concrete and allow the webbing to move the deck.
  2. Closed cell joints may be used in vertical or horizontal applications where and epoxy will hold the closed cell joint in place to the substrate. These are usually in a now traffic area.

Expansion joints fit a verity of applications and you ask us for which product will fit your needs best

Penetrating Sealers:

  1. Penetrating sealers applied over brick, concrete and even stucco at times can provide a successful method to stopping water infiltration in a building.
  2. Simply sprayed on after a thorough cleaning and spot pointing if necessary is all takes.

Pressure washing:

  1. Keeping the exterior of the building clean is a start to curb appeal however it does more than that.
  2. A simple power washing will keep mold and mildew off of your building and out of your building.
  3. A qualified man with a 3000-psi pressure washer can provide a clean surface or preparation for an application of a clear penetrating sealer over your brick or concrete.

Routing and Sealing:

  1. Maintaining your building takes a continuous daily watchman for cracks and failing joints.
  2. Routing and resealing joints and cracks in concrete can save you thousands of dollars in long term repairs if left open.

Shot Blasting:

  1. Shot blasting is a method of preparation for concrete to install pedestrian or traffic coating on decks, balconies or and surfaces where a coating is needed.

Masonry Restoration

Brick, Block and Stone:

  1. All of the above in combination or stand alone may need one of the items listed below to make the proper repairs on any of these wall condition.
  2. Multiple layers of paint of years of time cause an eye sour to its owner and a paint striper may be applied over a 24-hour period to dissolve the paint layers in preparation to restore the wall surface.
  3. Coatings may be applied again if desired, as in cementitious coatings for protection, stucco direct applied to the masonry surfaces or a high perm rated coating.
  4. Masonry restoration will as well include parapet repairs caused by water infiltration weakening the substrate. Grout injection into the cavity, seismic installation, repointing with stitching may be installed.
  5. Stitching is a method within the installing of repointing at times if the engineer feels that the structure needs the stainless-steel wire inserted in the repointing horizontally either in designated lengths or in some cases around the entire building.
  6. Integral of the deterioration of the masonry wall is the water infiltration and its effect to the lintels or shelf angles within the wall. Complete removal and replacement may have to happen, or the lintel can have the rust removed, primed and painted to protect them from future water damage.


  1. Types of waterproofing can encompass below grade, drainage systems, membranes, wall coatings, protective sealers and sealants.
  2. None of these can stand alone but in most all cases must have a part of the other to work. A drainage system has to have its filter fabric, sock pipe, fittings and often sealants to make it complete. As well as below grade system, which is a clay panel in our applications with a filter fabric, protection board and a drain system all together. Membranes and wall coatings all have to have sealants to control the joints and moving parts on the system to be effective. Protective sealers cannot work without first the joints in the wall it is being applied to sealed or closed via spot pointing or wall penetrations closed so the clear sealer can be most effective.