Masonry Repairs

Chicago’s extreme weather cycles can cause deterioration of masonry due expanding and contracting of materials during hot and cold seasons. Repairs often expose more serious problems where walls need to be partially rebuilt and ties to the building structure strengthened or replaced. In extreme cases, steel lintels and other supporting members may need to be replacing.

Techny Towers

2001 Waukegan Road | Techny, IL About: Set on a sprawling 150-acre campus known as Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center is a former seminary constructed at the turn of the 20th century. The building contains large conference spaces, housing quarters, and three chapels. Project Details: RBS was contracted to perform extensive rehabilitation of the exterior walls at two main …

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church

939 Hinman Ave | Evanston, IL About: Main construction of the church was performed between 1906 and 1920. The neo-gothic style architecture was fulfilled in Indiana limestone. Project Details: At the West Elevation of the structure, RBS performed brick masonry, limestone masonry, and cement stucco repairs. RBS ground & pointed back-up brick masonry, rebuilt outer wythe of brick, ground and …

East Point Condominiums

6101E North Sheridan Rd | Chicago, IL About: Construction completed on this Lake Michigan shoreline high-rise in 1967. The modernist architectural style exhibits an exposed concrete and brick façade climbing 391 feet, or 44 stories, into the sky. The building curves 100 lineal feet toward the southeast for maximum skyline views. Project Details: RBS was contracted to perform an extensive, …

Statesman Condominiums

5601 North Sheridan Rd | Chicago, IL About: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architect Milton Schwartz, The Statesman completed construction in 1964. Overlooking Lake Michigan in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood this 20-story, concrete building is primarily clad in stucco and sits atop stilt-like steel pillars. Project Details: RBS assisted in close-up wall inspections and performed repair work, as directed. Repair work …

Roscoe Village Lofts

1800 West Roscoe St | Chicago, IL About: This 240,000 square foot, 5-story structure was converted into a 150-unit, residential loft building in the late 80’s. Original construction was completed in 1924 and housed the Eversharp pencil factory. The exterior structure consists of brick masonry spandrel panels, concrete sills, and exposed concrete columns. Project Details: RBS has performed extensive repairs …

Folio Square Condominiums

124 West Polk St | Chicago, IL About: Built in 1910, this 10-story Printer’s Row loft building consists largely of brick masonry façade and decorative terra cotta elements & sills. Project Details: The work scope for the façade repair called for brick masonry, limestone masonry, terra cotta, concrete, and sealant repairs. Explicitly, RBS performed grinding and tuckpointing of joints at …

Chicago Residential, Inc

2440 North Lakeview Ave | Chicago, IL About: Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011, this 18-story, residential high rise building features a mix of brick masonry capped off by terra cotta quoin and coping units, a design style used to mimic Manhattan architecture at the time. Project Details: RBS was contracted to perform an extensive, multi-phase …

Michigan Building Corp.

229 East Lake Shore Dr | Chicago, IL About: This 12-story high rise residential tower completed construction in 1920. The front-facing elevation consists of limestone cladding, whereas the remainder of the structure uses reinforced concrete structural columns, slab edges, and spandrel elements in-filled with brick masonry. Project Details: The scope of work included as-necessary brick masonry, limestone, and concrete repairs. …

Winston Towers Condominiums

6933 North Kedzie Ave | Chicago, IL About: The Winston Towers community consists of five 15-story, gullwing-shaped condominium buildings constructed between 1965 and 1971 on Chicago’s far north side. Project Details: RBS was contracted to perform general façade maintenance and balcony repairs at the original high rise building, Winston Towers No. 1. The project included horizontal and vertical concrete patching, …