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Alton Standpipe (Peel Region)
The Alton potable water standpipe went under major rehabilitation between May and July of 2013. Both the exterior and interior were sandblasted to a bare steel substrate. The interior received a 100% solid plural component coating, while the exterior received a urethane/hydroflon coating system. Other site works include the installation of a hydro dynamic mixing system, safety upgrades, stiffening of the roof for a new antenna structure.
Construction and Restoration is underway downtown Toronto on the Iconic tower formally home to the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL. Heritage Restoration Inc. has been contracted by Yorkville Plaze to perform structural upgrades and numerous restoration activities throughout the building. The building when complete will be home to the Yorkville Plaza Condominiums.
Re-clad the copper steeple, removed and replaced the entire bell tower, and installed custom bronze gargoyles.
The original project scope included emergency repairs to brickwork and the removal of a stone pinnacle which had shifted precariously. Completing the emergency repairs enabled the consulting team to then safely complete the necessary investigations and analysis to determine a cost effective scope of work that would stabilize ongoing deterioration and restore or replace assemblies that were beyond repair.
The first phase of the work included the complete replacement of the spire’s copper cladding and underlying wood roof decking. Additional repairs were completed as required to the supporting wood structural members and their steel bolted connections.
Phase two included the replacement of 90% of the significantly deteriorated face course of brickwork on the upper tower, re-painting of the remaining brick using historic lime mortars, repairs and re-pointing of the stonework including Jahn patching and replacement of badly eroded decorative stone medallions, replacement of remaining stone gargoyles with cast bronze facsimiles modified to better direct roof water away from the building, introduction of lead-coat flashings to protect restored masonry and prevent water from causing future deterioration, and re-building of wood lucarnes and louvers in copper/lead-coated copper.
Phase three, which is currently underway addresses re-pointing and selective brick/stone replacement on the lower half of the tower as well as completion of repairs/replacement of slate roofing, stone gable coping stones, foundation repairs, and more.
Heritage Restoration was retained to re-secure the copper panelling on the top portion of the steeple.