Info On An Official Site Visit to Review your Needs:
Information on Consultations
Scheduling an Official Site Visit is to arrange an appointment with deGruchy Masonry, Inc., who does fulfillment work for the LimeWorks.us product line including other materials appropriate for your application, to come to your site and meet with you and/or your representatives.
This visit is required to better understand the objective and diagnose the need in order to then make case specific recommendations so that an estimate can be produced to carry out the recommendations. If no estimate is required or can be produced then the objective of the visit is to help you have a better baseline understanding of your vintage building and know what to listen for when interviewing other professionals who will suggest their remedies to you so that you can weigh the options and make an informed decision.
Please see the map and corresponding fees posted below. NOTE - No charge for non-profit church organizations in zones 1-4.
The nationwide services of deGruchy Masonry, Inc. include peer reviews of masonry restoration specifications designed by architects, conservators and masons. Through education, training and quality assurance programs deGruchy Masonry, Inc. and their affiliates will work with your local professionals to complete historic preservation projects.
It is highly recommended that you e-mail us some photos of your project. We do not send a bill to look at photographs or to respond to you regarding the information you send. Please include your name, job site address, phone number and a brief description of work needed in the e-mail.
If you would like a site visit consultation outside of the 7 posted zones listed below, we would be happy to provide this service. The fee is $1,250 and includes travel to all states east of the Mississippi line and a partial-day allotment to meet with you and make recommendations for a course of action. Further consulting work could be scheduled if additional services are required. These additional services may include extensive surveys utilizing high reach equipment, additional masonry labor for exploratory work, engineering reports and bid documents prepared.Hide
Dear Potential Quality Assurance Client,
Andrew L. deGruchy
3145 State Road
Telford, PA 18969
Technical help phone 215-536-6706
An important service that LimeWorks.us provides for architects and conservators is to provide mock-up samples of installed products. In this photo of an historic church in Rockaway, NJ Ecologic® Natural Hydraulic Lime Mortar was installed to demonstrate repointing only with lime mortar. A sample was also installed where the sandblast-damaged brick was repaired using St. Astier Lithomex prior to repointing. Lithomex was used to replace the ‘fired skin’ of the historic brick which was removed in the 1970’s during sandblasting.
Drop-in Training Language
1.4 Quality Assurance
1. For each new phase of a lime mortar application in (Name: bedding, pointing, grouting, external stucco renders, internal finish plaster, lime concrete, consolidation work, limewash, colorwash, brick repair, stone repair, and the use of specialty equipment for joint removal, suction control of background, spraying plasters, pumping grouts and mortars, cleaning, and material storage), contact vendor for designing:
1. A custom on-site, hands-on basic tutorial program for all listed phases. (Cost is a $1500 minimum)
2. A custom on-site, hands-on and in-depth tutorial with "Specialized and Monitored Incremental Work Reviews with Recorded Approvals" for a thorough Quality Assurance Program. (Cost is a $25,000 minimum where the manufacturer's representative is involved in designing the mortars, color matching, the application procedures, the monitoring and archival systems that will be used. It will require the placement of a technician on site for the duration of the application to guide and record the events and enforce proper work conditions and quality controls).
.....as described in detail within this specification from:
deGruchy Masonry, Inc.