65 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, RPAAssistant Vice PresidentBoyle Investment Company