Case Studies related to work performed by Structural Waterproofing and Restoration.
Boyle 965 Ridge Boulevard is a three story split faced brick building that was built in 1982 and owned by Boyle Investment Company.Almost immediately after the building was constructed, the exterior windows started to show signs of streaking.Over time, the streaking and etching of the glass became so severe that owners considered replacing all the building’s windows.Obviously, this would have been expensive for the building owners and extremely unpleasant for the tenants in the building.Ironically, anchor tenant Binswanger Glass has occupied almost a third of the available space in the building since it opened.
The building’s owners and manager were convinced there was a better way to solve the problem than by window replacement.They contacted companies from New York, Atlanta, Minnesota and Florida in an effort to accomplish this goal.Eventually, they learned that the best company for the job was located right here in Memphis.
Structural Waterproofing and Restoration, LLC, under the guide of owner Mike Kennedy, was able to completely remove the etching, the staining and essentially reverse the damage caused by years of abuse.With a honing and polishing technique, they systematically began the amazing feat of restoring the windows so they looked as clear and clean as the day they were initially installed!
The etching and streaks were the result of years of leaching from the masonry onto the glass surface.Kennedy’s group, once complete with the cleaning portion of the project, applied a liquid glass protectant that has kept the windows free from streaks since the project was completed.Local window washer, Rick Carr said, “The transformation to this building’s windows has been amazing.This building should be written up in a technical magazine somewhere.”
According to the building’s property manager and Assistant VP of Boyle, Shellie Moses, “Kennedy’s group has saved us a substantial amount of money and has solved a problem that we thought might be impossible to correct.”She goes on to say, “The people at Structural Waterproofing & Restoration are responsive, attentive, and really understand building management’s unique issues.Mike’s team is great and we have used Structural Waterproofing and Restoration on as many projects as possible since that time. I’d recommend them to anyone.”
Shellie Moses, CPM, RPA Assistant Vice President Boyle Investment Company
Court Square Center The magnitude of the Court Square Center project encompassed multiple buildings with numerous issues while being on the National Historic Register. The developers wanted to find a single vendor that could handle the complete exterior overhaul.
SWR offered a one stop turn-key solution for their exterior revitalization. The scopes of work involved: rebuilding stonework; restoring cast iron windows; masonry stabilization; casting new and restoring decorative stone work; sandblasting; tuck-pointing; caulking and painting.
The result is a stunning preservation of one of Downtown Memphis’ Treasures. “SWR was an incredible asset to the Court Square Center team.They helped us turn one of the most significant historic Downtown Memphis buildings from an eyesore into an architectural gem.The Memphis Flyer has been calling the Lowenstein Building one of Memphis’s ugliest buildings for over 20 years and SWR has been instrumental in transforming it into one of the most beautiful buildings in downtown.” Charles “Chooch” Pickard, AIA Principal, CM Design Corporation Executive Architect of Court Square Center
Lowenstein Bldg Prior to Restoration
Lowenstein during restoration
Lowenstein during restoration
The Glenmary at Evergreen
The Glenmary, formerly known as Woodmont Towers, was a 1960’s building The Gintz Group purchased in 2007 to convert to modern day use. SWR was hired originally to handle the exterior renovation of the building. Rebuilding damaged concrete, replacement of exterior caulking and sealants and coating the once dreary building into an attractive addition to the historic Evergreen Neighborhood where it resides.
Shortly after begining the exterior restoration, SWR’s professionalism and success was rewarded with the contract to complete the interior demolition of 120 units. In addition they revitalized the concrete floors: removing 30+ year old paste; sanding; and staining the floors to attract new residents to the building.
Today the once hard-to-find building is now a landmark to the neighborhood.
“Mike Kennedy’s expertise, attention to detail and professionalism are beyond compare.It is important in this economy to be able to trust that your subs have your better interest in mind with regard to quality, budget and project schedule.Mike and his crew were dedicated to meeting and exceeding all our project goals and requirements.”
Mary Lenoci Glenmary Project Manager Gintz Group
Woodmont Tower Prior to Renovation
Woodmount Tower now The Glenmary
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