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Expert Care

"failures of stone are not uncommon..."

…due to inherent natural characteristics, poor production methods or the fact that the material is unsuitable for its intended purpose. Typical failures, whilst not necessarily structurally damaging, can cause unsightly appearance or lead to personal injury, if an inappropriate fixing has take place.

Examples include differential porosity/absorption, staining, high wear/abrasion of flooring, reduction in slip resistance and step edge failures.

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expertcare services include:

  • Failure investigations including, abrasion, marking, staining, pitting, cracking and installation issues.
  • Inspections including crack detection & fluorescence causes.
  • Advice on the most appropriate and sensitive methods of cleaning, repair and restoration methods for modern and traditional stone work.
  • Physical testing.
  • Cleaning method evaluations
  • Restoration technique trials.
  • Fully costed feasibility studies for stone restoration.
  • Detailed condition surveys of natural stone cladding and masonry facades, pavements, interior wall lining and floors.
  • Stone selection / Quarry evaluations including matching for repairs, colour uniformity, grain consistency & weathering characteristics.
  • Technical assistance in selection in relation to CE certificates and declaration of performance, including the statutory requirements.
  • The production of detailed stone specifications and design and detailing of natural stone architectural elements, including detailing of fixing systems, 3D and AutoCAD drawing packages.
  • Expert witness service & litigation reports.
  • CPD lectures on all aspects of natural stone.
  • Complete restoration Project Management