Examples of Our Work
If you’re looking for a certified Masonry Contractor to manage a really complex job, then this project is a true testament to our abilities to deliver exemplary results.
Background of building:
In 1988 the Alpha Iota lodge on the Madison University campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It resides in the Langdon street historic district. This sandstone English Tudor Style building was built by Italian masons between 1911-1913. The sandstone from this building was quarried out of Madison's west side. The mortar was made on site using a lime putty mortar mix.
You can read more about the history of this building at: https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/documents/84_150IotaCourt.pdf
Our long term client of 15+ years had structural issues with a parapet wall in downtown Madison. Over the years the roofing was redone many times but no one thought to look at anything beneath the rubber roofing. The wall began to bow as the mortar in the joints deteriorated and began to fall out, Nothing was holding this wall in place except the exterior repairs on the face of the building. The wall in the center had bowed a total of 7" and needed to be repaired. We knew the owner of building was interested in something economically, environmentally sustainable, and minimally invasive. We stayed within those boundaries throughout the whole process in order to ensure they were satisfied with the outcome.
Kennedy Manor is located on the isthmus in the Langdon Street historic district near the Mansion Hill historic district. With views of both Lake Mendota and Lake Monona it was built from Cream city brick and was once the largest apartment building in Madison.
We take on projects large and small. A customer contacted us as they noticed brick pieces were laying on the roof. After investigating we found that the furnace and boiler were vented in to the chimney with out a liner. The liner is crucial in keeping moisture out of the masonry, as it will deteriorate the chimney from the inside out. In this case the proper solution to fix this issue long term was to rebuild the chimney to the flashing and install a liner to contain the moisture.