South Windsor, CT
Masonry Media Blasting
Lime run-off, also known as lime staining, is a common problem in masonry that results from excess water flowing through cementitious material such as such as fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), limestone fines and silica fume. Over time, water can dissolve the calcium hydroxide (free lime) in these materials, leaving faded white stains over the brick face.
In the case of this project, the brick wall at the entrance to this school was suffering from some pretty serious lime run-off that made the wall look much worse than it actually was. Savy & Sons was called in to media blast and waterproof the wall against future lime run-off issues.
Using the Graco EQ400t that is designed for dustless media blasting, Savy & Sons stripped away years of lime staining to reveal the beautiful brickwork beneath. The phrase “as good as new” applies here, though we didn’t stop there.
In order to prevent future lime staining issues, Savy & Sons applied a clear waterproof sealant to prevent water flow through the cementitious material. With this extra layer of protection, this brick wall will last longer and look better for years to come.
ABOUT SAVY & SONS
As a family-owned and operated business, Savy & Sons has set the quality standard for three generations, providing masonry restoration, waterproofing solutions, and infrastructure repair for commercial, educational, and municipal customers.
With our service-first approach to all work, we’ve built a stellar reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and service. Our skilled team ensures that all projects are completed on time, within budget, and to our own demanding standards.
Our top priority is to solve problems with unmatched customer service.
We strive for 100% customer satisfaction through the delivery of unparalleled expertise and open communications throughout each phase of our projects.
We build value into every project while delivering results that meet our demanding quality standards.
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