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Posted on October 29, 2019
In this issue, we again deviate from our normal format and bring you a Case Study article on a recent parapet wall repair project on several one-story commercial buildings precipitated by an accident that occurred in the local area where a parapet wall collapsed onto a nearby sidewalk injuring several people.
Posted on August 8, 2019
A comprehensive Case Study article on one of its largest restoration and repair projects in our rich 80+ year history. The project took place in three phases over nearly 3 years. It involved liaison with an architectural/engineering consulting firm, cooperation with the City of Boston's Historic Landmarks Commission, and multiple complexities.
Posted on June 20, 2019
In this issue, our Case Study article describes a recent masonry maintenance project at a three-story brick apartment building in Boston's Dorchester section. Significantly, we were able to match existing damaged face brick from previous sub-standard cleaning with new face brick so precisely that even the trained eye could not detect the change. Our Masonry 101 article describes how specially treated "face bricks" differ from common bricks.
Posted on April 23, 2019
Welcome to the premiere issue of Masonry Solutions for 2019. In our last issue of 2018, we described Phase 1 of our comprehensive masonry repair project involving multiple residential apartment buildings in Boston's Fenway area. In this issue, we bring you Phase 2 of the same project.
Posted on September 12, 2018
In this issue of Masonry Solutions, our Case Study article describes Phase 1 of a Fast Track masonry repair project involving multiple residential apartment buildings in Boston's Fenway area. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe how a flame retardant scaffold sheeting enables cold weather masonry work. Phase 2 will be described in our next issue.
Posted on August 15, 2018
In this issue of Masonry Solutions, our Case Study article describes our maintenance project at a 3-story college dormitory building owned by Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe the process of "shoring" to temporarily support a building during renovation.
Posted on June 13, 2018
In this issue of Masonry Solutions, our Case Study article describes our rebuilding of a double wythe brick wall at a 4-story commercial building in Boston's historic South End District. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe "scaffolding" and what makes up its components.
Posted on May 3, 2018
In this issue, our Case Study article describes total exterior restoration of a 4-story brick and stone townhouse-type apartment building owned by the Pine Street Inn in Boston's Historic South End District. Notably, the project was "fast tracked" to beat the cold winter weather. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe what cladding is.
Posted on October 17, 2017
In this issue, our Case Study article describes the completion of masonry restoration project at a distinguished English Tudor style home in Newton, MA by Abbot's Small Projects Division. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe what a "turret" is and its derivation.
Posted on September 19, 2017
In this issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's recent completion of a multi-phase restoration project of a luxury high rise brick condominium building in Medford, MA. By executing the project in phases, the owner was able to optimize cash flow over the entire timeline of the project. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe Vertical Expansion Joints and their function in maintaining the integrity of a brick structure.
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