Masonry and Concrete Restoration and Repair in Chicago
MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. | masonry and concrete restoration and repair in Chicago
MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc.
2703 W. Fulton Street • Chicago, Illinois 60612 • 773-934-4300

MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. | masonry and concrete restoration and repair in Chicago

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MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. | masonry and concrete restoration and repair in Chicago

• Masonry Restoration and Repair

Concrete Restoration and Repair

Stone Cladding Installation

• Stone and Concrete Paver Installation

Remedial Waterproofing

Caulking and Sealing

MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. | masonry and concrete restoration and repair in Chicago
MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. | masonry and concrete restoration and repair in Chicago







MASONRY RESTORATION

Brick, stone, terra cotta and concrete masonry units make up the bulk of masonry in Chicagoland. Years of expansion and contraction due to temperature cycles takes its toll on Chicago’s masonry building. As cracks and defects develop, underlying steel can be exposed to air and water. Over time, rust can develop intensifying the problem

Building owners in the upper Midwest can expect to have masonry maintenance and repairs from time to time. The longer the time between maintenance the more advanced the problems tend to be.

Repair and restoration of masonry takes in a broad range of services. It could be as simple as perimeter window caulking or as complicated as disassembling and rebuilding.

MAC Restoration’s team of highly qualified masons and laborers has completed all types of masonry restoration. Our tradesmen have the skills and attitude necessary to provide the owner a superior project.

Within the realm of masonry restoration and repair, the following services can be provided by MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc.:

Masonry Removal and Replacement/Resetting

Masonry Repairs

Steel Lintel Replacement and Flashing

Masonry Veneer Pinning

Grinding and Pointing Masonry Joints

Coping Removal and Replacement/Resetting

Caulking removal and replacement at masonry joints and openings

STONE CLADDING

For the last three years, MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. has performed several stone cladding projects. Marble, granite and limestone has been removed and replaced or, in the case of new construction, installed.

MAC employs highly skilled Marble Setters and Stone Masons to successfully install stones as large as 6000 lbs. Stones are mechanically set with stainless steel anchors and straps.

concrete restoration AND REPAIR

Concrete has many forms. It can be precast, poured-in-place, decorative, exposed aggregate, light weight, etc. It can be placed horizontally, as in sidewalks and parking garages or vertically. as in exterior building facades.

Because of its rigidity, it is subjected to cracking. Cracking can be a result of thermal expansion and contraction, settlement or accelerated drying during original placement.

Since most concrete is reinforced, cracking can expose the underlying reinforcing to air and water. The combination of air, water and ferrous metals create an environment that promotes rusting. Rusting creates excessive forces that spalls or breaks the concrete. As the deteriorated areas get larger, the steel degradation accelerates.

The best course of action for building owners is to complete maintenance and repairs on their concrete before the accelerated deterioration begins.

Concrete restoration and repair is usually comprised of some degree of patching and a protective coating applied. Whether it’s a simple crack repair or extensive concrete preparation and patching, International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) standards are the norm.

After the patch has properly cured, a protective coating is applied. Products range from clear sealers to urethane deck coatings.

MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. has skilled, experienced tradesmen to complete our concrete restoration. Its hard and demanding work. We emphasize protection of the property, the public and our employees during the repair.

Here’s a list of concrete restoration and repair services MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. can provide:

Concrete cutting and patching

Slab removal and replacement

Crack routing and sealing

Epoxy injection

Urethane foam grout injection

Joint sealant replacement

Waterproof coatings and sealers

COATINGS & Remedial Waterproofing

Associated with restoration, protective coatings are normally applied to restored surfaces. Protective coatings range from clear sealers to durable urethane deck coatings. Vertical surfaces have clear sealers or latex-based elastomeric coatings applied. Horizontal surfaces are best suited for a high-build product, such as a urethane deck coating. Since horizontal surfaces requiring protection normally are exposed to sun, water, ice, foot and vehicular traffic, a more durable coating is best.

MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. also offers a specialized injection system capable of shutting off water intrusion through cracks and fractures in concrete walls. The process is a pressure injected urethane foam grout. The grout reacts to water present in the crack and creates a closed-cell foam. This is a very effective repair and negates the need to excavate and repair from the exterior side.

MAC employees understand the reason for these services – an owner has a water infiltration problems. We provide the Owner with options and, after one is selected, we become problem solvers.

Below are MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. coating & remedial waterproofing services:

Parking Deck and Pedestrian Deck Elastomeric Coatings

Mechanical Room Floor Coatings

Exterior Wall Elastomeric Coatings

Clear Sealers for Concrete and Masonry

Urethane Grout Injection

Fluid-Applied Below Grade Waterproofing

Associated Caulking and Sealants
STONE PAVERS

MAC Restoration Contracting, Inc. has recently completed a large granite paver installation. The installation was unique, incorporating a snow melt system into the setting bed. The installation had existing elevations to meet as well as slopes to maintain. Quite a challenging and successful project.

Pavers can also be precast concrete and come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. Specialized vacuum equipment is used for the heavier pavers. Pavers 100 lbs. or less can generally be hand set. Pavers can be set on a mortar setting bed or placed on pedestals. The pedestal installation allows air and water movement below.

services

Masonry Restoration and Repair

Brick replacement and flashing

Steel lintel replacement and flashing

Terra cotta repair or replacement

Stone repair or replacement

Masonry veneer pinning

Grinding and tuck pointing

Coping repair or replacement

Associated caulking and sealant replacement

Concrete Restoration and Reapair

Concrete cutting and patching

Slab removal and replacement

Epoxy injection

Form grout injection

Associated caulking

Associated waterproofing and sealers

Stone Cladding Installation


Stone & Concrete Paver Installation

Remedial Waterproofing

Parking Deck and Pedestrian Deck Elastomeric Coatings

Mechanical Room Floor Coatings

Exterior Wall Elastomeric Coatings

Water repellent at leaking

Foam injection at leaking below grade cracks

Below grade fluid-applied waterproofing

Caulking and Sealants

Curtain wall sealant

Masonry expansion joints

Window perimeters

Window glass-to-frame

Parking deck joints

Sidewalk joint