Witmer Restoration, Inc. works with architects, engineers, general contractors, facility managers and building owners in the repair and restoration of existing masonry buildings. We offer a broad range of restoration services including Masonry Restoration, Historical Masonry Preservation, Structural Rehabilitation, Concrete Repairs and Maintenance and Investigative Services.
Case Study: Carriage Works
A fundamental part of The Witmer Group's professional practice involves working on existing facilities. We have renovated and restored numerous buildings, often giving them new purpose and function. We've converted old factories into apartment complexes, revived college campuses, restored abandoned warehouses, preserved historic churches, and repaired brick facades in danger of collapse. We specialize in restoring and repairing even the most complex restoration issues, and have been instrumental in extending the life of buildings.
Knowledge is the key to long term solutions
Knowledge is essential in order to make informed decisions and formulate the most effective restoration strategies. The Witmer Group has a team of highly skilled and certified restoration experts. We know that long-term restorative solutions need to address the root cause. This requires a high-level understanding of various masonry materials, restoration best practices, regulations, external stressors and the structural blueprint.
Restoration is about craftsmanship
It requires thoughtful planning, skill, knowledge and ability to restore a deteriorating building. But it also takes passion and appreciation for craftsmanship. The Witmer Group is dedicated to superior craftsmanship and committed to preserving the architectural and historical integrity of buildings.
Collaboration is essential to the success of our projects. We work with everyone involved in the project – designers, contractors and owners – to achieve common project goals within the bounds of cost, function, quality and time.
Our restoration solutions include:
- Restoration of brick, stone, terra cotta, and architectural cast stone
- Cleaning of all concrete, masonry, and dryvit surfaces
- Resetting and repairing of dimensional stonework
- Maintenance and preservation of concrete and masonry building elements
- Masonry staining and coloring
- Anchoring and stabilization of building facades
- Structural repair of masonry and concrete
- Repair of, and coatings for, concrete decks
- Investigation and repair of moisture infiltration problems
- Consultation of Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse of masonry structures
Historical Masonry Preservation
Witmer Restoration seeks to restore, preserve and protect the historical significance, aesthetic appeal and integrity of the built environment for the benefit of future generations. Historic preservation requires a very specific set of skills and attention to detail, great knowledge of masonry materials, and proven experience. Accuracy and consistency are vital.
It is our policy to provide services consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's "Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties" for all historical projects. We have a long history of working with historical groups, building owners, designers and contractors with the common goal of returning historical buildings to their original splendor.
Case Study: Stevens House
Many existing masonry buildings require repair or strengthening to address long term deterioration effects and structural deficiencies. If not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, building envelope issues can quickly lead to costly property damage and safety issues. The Witmer Group partners with owners, engineers, and contractors to minimize these issues and repair building envelope damage. We have the capability to repair complex and significant damage.
Case Study: Integrity Restored at Lancaster Leaf Tobacco Co.
Concrete Repairs & Maintenance
Deteriorating concrete structures can cause environmental problems, increase replacement costs and create a safety hazard. The Witmer Group utilizes advanced materials, repair methods, tools and skilled technicians to repair and restore concrete surfaces and structures. We partner with engineers, industry experts and owners for successful project collaboration and results. We understand that every customer in business is important and in an effort to keep your business running at peak efficiency we strive to do our work with minimal to no impact. Our unparalleled experience has earned us a reputation for providing our clients with the highest quality repair and maintenance services available.
Case Study: Susquehanna Parking Garage
For the building envelope to function properly, it is critical that all conditions are examined. The Witmer Group performs a complete range of investigative services for historical and building restoration. We present repair details for cosmetic and structural repairs. We provide property managers and building owners long term programs to maintain their building facades.
- Building Condition Evaluations
- Repair/Maintenance Planning
- Building Damage Investigations
- Concrete Investigations
- Water Tests & Leak Investigation
- Emergency Stabilization
- Façade Evaluations
- Feasibility Analyses