Masonry Restoration and Consulting. Nationwide Services.
Since 1984, deGruchy Masonry Restoration, Inc. has addressed the preservation needs of hundreds of 18th and 19th century buildings in Eastern Pennsylvania. They are nationally recognized experts in historic materials, including lime mortar, and offer both consulting and artisan services nationwide. Their dedication to and expertise in historic masonry can help prevent the restoration project from needlessly and permanently damaging the historic structure. By working directly with both conservator and masonry contractor they can help to insure the success of the restoration or repointing project.
Our Specialties: Historic Masonry, Lime Mortar, Terra Cotta, Render, Stucco, Repointing, Waterproofing, Consultation and Surveys, Masonry Restoration, Church Restorations, Masonry Cleaning, Historic Preservation, Needs Analysis Reports, Evaluation Masonry Specifications and Contractor Proposals.
The picture shows the "before and after" of the Springfield Township One-Room School House in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, two sides of which were recently restored by DeGruchy Masonry at no cost to the Historical Society it now houses.
Andy deGruchy writes: The repointing of a masonry building is not rocket science, but incorrect interpretation of the problem, and/or hastily deciding what materials should be used to make the appropriate repairs, can result in unsightly, damaging and often irreversible "fixes" that can ruin historic buildings overnight. New mortars chosen to repoint with are very frequently incompatible to the original lime putty mortar which was used to build most buildings built before 1940. A new repointing mortar must be durable and yet also be compatible with the original bedding mortar. deGruchy Masonry provides a thorough masonry restoration plan which will revive these intended details which others might lose. We provide our service to churches and historic landmarks throughout the United States.
deGruchy Masonry Restoration, Inc.
266 Rockhill Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
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