The professionals at Abbot provide innovative solutions to deliver comprehensive solutions that you can rely on. From restoration to repointing, if your property requires masonry work, we have the resources to address the concern.
Abbot can provide solutions to correct concrete deterioration, brick and stone structural deficiencies such as misalignments, spalling, delamination, debonding, and building errors.
Abbot will incorporate roofing repair or replacement in conjunction with a comprehensive restoration project.
Abbot uses the most current sealant and coating materials on the market today. The substrate, thermal movement between different surfaces, and aesthetics will determine what type of sealant and/or coating is best for your restoration project.
As a service to our clients, Abbot provides comprehensive inspections of the exterior building façade. When appropriate, we team with building envelope consulting engineers and architects to provide specific recommendations for remedial actions.
Responsible maintenance practices call for a visual inspection of a masonry building every year or two to check for obvious signs of deterioration.
As a service to our clients, Abbot provides comprehensive evaluations of the exterior building facade to comply with municipal building regulations.
The City of Boston’s “Facade Ordinance Code” requires that exterior walls and appurtenances of “high rise” commercial buildings whose height is greater than 70 feet be inspected periodically for safety. In fact, the law requires inspection every year for “unoccupied” buildings and every five years for “occupied” buildings. Abbot teams with architect/engineering professionals to help facilitate the practical aspects of the inspection process.
Although they have many desirable properties as a building material, bricks can also absorb water, break down in direct sunlight, and suffer from the effects of air pollution. Fortunately, brick sealing can mitigate these problems.