Abbot Building Restoration Company completes work on façade at 1-5 Peterborough Street

September 05, 2013 - Owners Developers & Managers

1-5 Peterborough Street - Boston, MA

Abbot Building Restoration Company recently restored the façade of a 4-story brick and pre-cast stone residential building at 1-5 Peterborough St. in the Fenway section of the city. The building had experienced severe deterioration over the years, particularly to the pre-cast stone headers, sills, lower bands, and upper dental bands. To address the situation, the owner contracted the consulting firm of Garofalo Design Associates (Boston, MA) to oversee the restoration. The general repair contract was awarded to Landmark Structures Corporation (Woburn, MA) who subcontracted with Abbot to perform the exterior masonry portion of the restoration.
Abbot removed and replaced the damaged pre-cast stones and bands with specially fabricated pre-cast stones to match the profiles of the existing stonework. Then Abbot coated all of the pre-cast stones with an elastomeric coating to provide a uniform appearance. To finish the restoration, Abbot repointed sections of the brick façade to match the original color while carefully blending the mortar to the adjoining surfaces that were not repointed.
Abbot specializes in repair and maintenance of the building enclosures of aging structures in the greater Boston area. Abbot also provides remedial weatherproofing services to correct construction deficiencies in newer structures. Specific areas of expertise include: Masonry construction and repairs; weatherproofing - caulking, pointing, waterproofing, special coatings/sealants; and Roof repair, replacement, or resurfacing.


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