Historic building veneers can be made of many different materials and one that tends to get less attention than its more glamorous cousins is board-formed cast-in-place concrete. With the advent of reliable and commerically available hydraulic cements in the late19th century, this versatile material came to be used for much more than simple structural needs. The following gallery depicts concrete restoration and repair projects that we have completed in this lesser-known historic medium.
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AMDA (Vine Tower) Building
Hollywood, L.A., California
Cleaning, Patching and Repair of the Concrete Facade of an Historic Hollywood Office Building.
Eliminating the falling debris from the decayed concrete veneer of this 1920s Hollywood office tower called for the removal of large quantities of failed concrete prior to patching and repairs.
South Pasadena, L.A., California
Restoration of the Oldest Cast-in-Place Concrete Bridge West of the Mississippi
Restoration of this groundbreaking concrete structure involved the use of specialty patching mortars to reproduce the board-formed concrete look and feel.
1932 Olympic Swim Stadium
Los Angeles, L.A., California
Restoration of the Concrete Facade of this Site of the 1932 Olympic Games Swimming Events held in Los Angeles.
During a major adaptive re-use project to convert the '32 Olympic Swim Stadium into a community center and pool, the concrete facde was restored and coated with a special surface rendering to enhance resistance to the elements.
San Diego, SD County, California
Restoration and Stabilization of the Concrete-Span Bridge constructed for the 1915 California Exhibition
The Cabrillo Bridge was a local landmark in need of restoration and repairs due to the spalling and failure of the concrete where iron-jacking was forcing surface away.