One of the key challenges was how to rig the building without attaching to the granite facade. WCI was able to do this through the use of special mast climbers and custom attachments secured to the window wells. This saved the customer in excess of $100,000 in traditional scaffolding costs.
The work required many windows to be repaired in place which presented another set of challenges with the high humidity forever present in the city of New Orleans. However, methods were adapted to keep the job on schedule on track. Each window required different levels of restoration bu the basic scope involved rot removal, epoxy repairs, dutchman repairs, glass replacement, full sash replacement, custom milling, painting, and miles of traditional putty glazing.
One year after the start we were completed and the result was 700 beautiful windows and a very happy client. Next time you are on Canal Street stop by and take a look. Also, if you get a chance, go inside and see the Marble Hall. It's incredible and a testament to the old world craftsmanship we hear so much about.
Founded in 1978, Waterproofing Contractors, Inc. has been America’s premier provider of commercial waterproofing and exterior building restoration. Our services are utilized by many major companies both domestically and internationally.
Demand for our unique services has allowed us to work on the world’s leading hotels, hospitals, stadiums, learning institutions, churches, and municipal buildings. From humble beginnings we have grown in size and scope with a presence on both coasts as well as our satellite office in Florida. WCI personnel can be found across the nation making buildings perform better.
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