PMAC cleans the facade of the US Embassy

By Published On: June 23rd, 2015
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The stone facade of the US Embassy in Ballsbridge was soiled and the protective seal had worn off and mastic joints were coming to the end of their shelf-life. It was in need of some attention. PMAC were delighted to be awarded the tender for this prestigious project.

After three months of planning, site trials and waiting for the ideal weather conditions, P Mac’s trained and experienced team arrived on site in March. The work was executed in a diligent manner and within a fixed performance period of 30 calendar days.

The building remained fully occupied and in use throughout the works, and PMAC’s team had to be totally self-sufficient on site.

To start off, the entire facade was chemically cleaned in conjunction with low pressure steam, to expose the substrate and any masonry decay.

Once cleaned, all grout and mastic sealant between facade joints, including perimeter joints around door frames and windows, were removed. PMAC subcontracted the mastic sealing to a third party who specialise in this field.

A crane was required to lift our 40 tonne cherry picker over the railings to gain access to the back of the building. This was a source of amusement to both early risers and the late night revellers at 5.30 am on a Saturday morning.

When cleaning and repairs were complete, we sealed the facade with a breathable, water repelling, UV stable and water resistant penetrating seal.

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A cleaner, safer and more attractive environment

PMAC assists Dublin City Council and We are Dublin Town in maintaining and improving the public realm in Dublin city centre. Part of Dublin City Council’s public realm strategy is the maintenance of public spaces, as well as the protection of the historic public realm and safety of its users. As stone cleaning specialists with Heritage Contractor status, PMAC can work on listed and ancient facades, paving and structures without causing damage – protecting and preserving our heritage.

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If you are working on a similar project we would love to hear about it. Dont hesitate to call us or send in the details of your project through our contact page at

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