In February, the Los Angeles Times reported a building facade collapse on the corner of Broadway and Galena. Bricks were scattered but fortunately, no one was hurt.
About a month later, in New York, another facade collapse surfaced in the news and this time, there were major damages. At least five cars were crushed and the street was sealed off by police as a result. Thankfully, there were no injuries despite the severe vehicle damages.
While there were no collapse-related injuries from these accidents, one pianist in Boston wasn't so lucky last November. With her right hand crushed and her middle finger amputated, the facade collapse left professional pianist Sonya Bandouil with crushed dreams.
Sadly, reports like these are becoming more common. Every day, old building facades are on the verge of collapse and without immediate intervention, they could suffer the same fate as these three buildings recently discussed on the news.
If you're still contemplating whether to restore your frontage or not (as restorations can be costly), here are a few reasons why you should:
When considering building restorations, it helps to consult with experts first to see which solution works best for your property. In some cases, your building may benefit from a simple respray, while in some, it may be cheaper to replace or restore.
Ultimately, facade treatment solutions will depend on your existing building facade texture or exterior building material (e.g. glass facade or brick facade). By selecting the right building restoration company, you will be provided with appropriate options; as they assist by evaluating cost benefits associated with each facade restoration solution.
This specialized professional expertise can help secure the ultimate success of your old or historic building facade project from both an aesthetic and investment point of view.
Since 1981, Landmark Restorations has been restoring and renovating buildings and making sure they're aesthetically pleasing, functional, and durable overall. While we began as a traditional weatherproofing company, we've grown to include all aspects of the building enclosure, including building facade restorations, interior, and exterior building improvements.
For more information about your project, please feel free to contact one of the Landmark Restorations Advisors and learn how we can help you save today!