StLouis Building Preservation-Tuckpointing-Architectural Arches

Day 1 Work Photos showing the Architectural Details and how the Brick Mortar had eroded away in the 100+ year life of the building.  




Note: Mortar has eroded to the point that the Key Stones will loose their position and start the Domino Effect and allow the Entire wall to collapse.


When #MortarJoints  have deterriorated to this point it takes quite a bit of effort and patience to completely fill the voids {Tuck-pointing} to hold the #Bricks  in place.


#architecture   #BuildingPreservation   #Keystone  #BrickBuildings   #Tuck-pointing   #MasonryServices  #StLouisMo   #ShadyJacksSaloon  #DowntownStLouis  #Keystone #Springer #Voussoirs #StLouisArchitecture 

With Mortar Gone Keystones fall out of place creating a Domino Effect and will eventually lead to #BuildingCollapse
With 65%+ of the Mortar gone Keystones, Springers, and Voussoirs fall out of place creating a Domino Effect and will eventually lead to #BrickBuildingCollapse
Side View of Overhead Architectural Details in need of Tuck-pointing

View of Overhead Architectural Details in need of Tuckpointing
View of Overhead Architectural Details in need of Tuck-pointing

Mortar almost completely eroded from Bricks-Luckily the Keystones are still in place
Mortar almost completely eroded from Bricks-
Luckily the Keystones are still in place and the
Architectural Arches are holding their own!

Scaffolding is a must have for Brick and Masonry Work

End Day 1-StLouis Building Preservation-Tuckpointing
End Day 1-StLouis Building Preservation-Tuck-pointing 

Here is a video of the view of the Downtown, StLouis Area from the perch on the Scaffolding in the Prior Pics.  Rather than listen to the Traffic on I-170 we have our Radio Dial on KSHE95.

Here is one of the many final pics on the Project:

Tuck-pointing and Acid Clean-Up of Shady Jacks Building Preservation Front Entrance Make Over

Just Finished the Tuck-pointing and Acid Clean-Up of Shady Jacks Building Preservation Front Entrance Make Over.   Getting another 100 years of Service from this Masonry Brick Building will not be an issue now!  

There are some BIG plans for this building.  Stay Tuned for further details. Hint: #Sports  and #Fitness 

No rest for the wicked and its onto another project Tuesday!  We will be finishing up the project started last summer- I’ll be performing: #weldingservices  #carpentryservices  & #flooringservices  as well as a little #hvacservices  while we finish up the Benton Rehab Project- to see the prior projects photos and details of work completed so far check out the Green Blog at the last blog posting here: http://stlouisrenewableenergy.blogspot.com/2013/01/benton-rehab-flooring-custom-floor-patch.html

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