Cleaning Portland Stone Facade at St Pius X Church
Portland stone cleaning at St Pius X church
Portland stone required cleaning, graffiti removal and stone repair due to water ingress.
Cleaned using low pressure steam, biocide and chemical to remove carbon build up.
Poultice applied to remove aged graffiti.
Raked out joints and repointed with lime mortar allowing the stone to dry out through the mortar.
Repairs were carried out using lithommix of similar colour allowed to dry and then hand carved.
Masonry cleaning and repairs
Pmac breathes new life into building facades and public areas by removing grime, growth, grease, oil and carbon deposits from stone surfaces. Our specialist stone cleaning services cover facade cleaning, walkways, bridges and pavements. We also rejuvenate modern renders such as Monocouche,Techrete and Cladding. These are very thin renders that can’t withstand any pressure cleaning and must be treated with extreme care. If you have grimy and damaged stone or render, we can clean and restore it.
There are a variety of methods used to clean facades depending on the substrate (chemicals, biocides, steam, façade gommage® system – as featured in the video below). Too many buildings are spoiled because the incorrect methods are used.
Stone Repairs and Stone Replacement
Once a building is cleaned we can assess for repairs. Our Masonry craftsmen are on hand to source and replace damaged stones. We also have extensive experience repairing damaged and chipped stones, filling in holes and finishing facades to an extremely high standard.
Pmac projects are very varied. Our legacy is quality projects we can be proud of and the below projects are an example of them. We value the inputs of our customers, our team and our supply chain in reaching positive outcomes. Health and safety to our people and the public is a priority for us and without compromise.
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 https://pmac.ie/contact-pmac/
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