Stone – Façade & Curtain Wall
Architectural stone becomes unattractive and damaged by exposure to the elements and pollution, reducing the value of a building for both rental and resale. Stuart Dean carefully cleans and restores stone façades and applies protective barriers to retard future deterioration and preserve the newly restored look.
Put our stone experience to work for you
Stuart Dean stone technicians are among the best-trained and equipped in the industry. Restoring a façade requires detailed knowledge of the different types of architectural stones and their properties, as well as the manner in which deterioration occurs.
Stone comes in different types and properties ranging from the hard impervious such as granite, slate, and marble to the softer and pervious sandstone and limestone. Deterioration comes from a number of sources, including:
- Attacks from soluble salts especially when it comes up from the ground where there is no damp course, in locations near seas, or from a heavily polluted atmosphere.
- Trouble arising from the slow build-up of soot deposits and dust, leading to possible onset of decay due to small vegetation organisms.
- Straightforward erosion by wind and rain.
Stuart Dean’s technicians have the training and experience to match restoration methods to the types of stone and sources of deterioration. They also develop appropriate maintenance plans to protect the value of the newly restored finish and avoid future expensive repairs.