Terra Cotta Replacement Considerations

Posted March 8, 2017 by & filed under General, Tips & How-To's.

Terra Cotta Replacement Considerations

Architectural terra cotta is a masonry material that has been around since the 1800’s. Terra cotta is basically made of a clay-like material that is formed into shapes, which are glazed and then fired in a kiln. These shapes are attached to a building’s skeleton to form its exterior façade. Mortar is placed between the… Read more »

The Building Assessment Process

Posted January 16, 2017 by & filed under General, Tips & How-To's.

Building Assessment Process

Every potential restoration project begins with a need: clients have a building or structure with a problem, so they call an expert such as Trisco and thereby initiate the building assessment process. When executed successfully, this process can identify problems or deficiencies, the cause of these problems, and the design of a solution. The building… Read more »

If Walls Could Talk: EIFS Edition

Posted March 9, 2016 by & filed under Tips & How-To's.

Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) have been used as the façade finish for over thirty years in this country. In order to properly maintain and restore this type of exterior finish, it is important to know how the system was installed.

Sealants: Failures & Installation Considerations

Posted November 16, 2015 by & filed under Tips & How-To's.

The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss common sealant failures and the installation considerations for restoration and maintenance projects. The replacement of your building’s sealants should be treated as a scheduled maintenance item, just like an oil change on your car. Sealants are used in exterior wall construction to prevent the passage of… Read more »

Sealants: Background & Design Considerations

Posted October 23, 2015 by & filed under Tips & How-To's.

The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss sealants and design considerations for restoration and maintenance projects. The replacement of your building’s sealants should be treated as a scheduled maintenance item, just like an oil change on your car. The life expectancy of a sealants varies, but replacement should be evaluated every 10-15 years…. Read more »

Debates in Grain Silo Restoration: Cost, Intended Use, Resistance to Coatings

Posted March 9, 2015 by & filed under Concrete Restoration, General, Tips & How-To's.

When it comes to the maintenance and restoration of concrete storage units such as grain silos, the most common problem that we see every day is cost. Most facilities, over the last decade, have invested whatever funds are available into equipment, and the restoration budget usually takes the hit. The problem is that the deterioration… Read more »