Located in downtown Houston, TX, a building clad in white marble was spray painted over a weekend. Jacqueline Tabbah and her team at International Stoneworks were called on a Monday morning to evaluate the damage.
Founded on July 1, 1887, as the result of a bequest by Chicago businessman Walter L. Newberry, the Newberry Library has a long history. In an effort to revitalize the building’s beautiful stone architecture and update its layout to be more visitor friendly, a two-year restoration and renovation project was recently completed.
With the objective of making stone installation and repair easier and more accurate, manufacturers continually work to develop new and improved products to meet the demand. The following is a sampling of the latest products for adhesion and chip/stain repair available on today’s market.
A vandal singled out a 100-year-old Italian bas-relief carving of the Last Supper, making the historic work of marble his personal piñata. After shaking my head, and wondering just what is wrong with people, I told my wife, “I should go down there and see if I can help fix the damage.”
See all the products featured in the November 2018 issue of Stone World magazine
November 6, 2018
With numerous stone varieties available, including delicate exotic material, manufacturers of stone care and maintenance products continually work to develop new formulas for their product lines that help to repair, clean and protect stone surfaces. The following is a collection of some of the latest product introductions.
FillaChip™ is the newest innovation in stone repair available from Braxton-Bragg. If you need an on-the-job-site repair solution for nicks, chips and gouges, FillaChip is it. Made by a fabricator for the fabricator, it is super-fast and amazingly repairs stone to a perfect finish.
Computer-driven waterjet technology resulted in the seamless joining of over 1,000 natural stone pieces to form Utah's state seal
March 1, 2017
An extensive group of engineers, consultants and other specialists were assembled to address the complex renovation/restoration needs of the historic Utah State Capitol. The project included very specific base isolation and seismic upgrade to the overall building, including the dome and rotunda.