A Man and His Log Home

By | 2017-05-02T14:59:48+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Customer Project|

Bill, a retired Fireman, takes pride in a job well done. As a log home owner, he was faced with what every log home owner knows is inevitable, maintenance. Paint a log home? Yah, I don’t think so. Transparent finishes on log homes are what give the homes their charm. The natural beauty of

What To Do With Lead Paint

By | 2017-05-02T14:31:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

The removal of lead paint has become a colossal issue across the nation. The paint manufacturing industry has paid millions in damages to municipalities and insurance companies. The US Environmental Protection Agency has enacted guidelines for contractors and home owners alike. Lead Paint is Hazardous It is important that everyone

Stone Cleaning Products

By | 2017-05-02T14:12:34+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

Dry Cleaning Stone A new product, ABR Waterless Cleaning Poultice, cleans natural stone, cultured stone, brick, and masonry surfaces without the use of water or abrasive materials. Apply and Peel For best results when using ABR Waterless Cleaning Poultice, follow steps 1 through 6 below: 1. Apply at a temperature of

How to Clean A Wooden Deck

By | 2017-05-02T13:58:16+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

Do's and Don’ts of Deck Cleaning Using a power washer, pressure washer, or any high pressure water requires an intimate knowledge of wood and the machine. Improper use of a pressure washer will damage the woods surface and/or make for an uneven appearance rendering the appearance of any stain or water repellant preservative (WRP)

Wood Preservation: How and Why

By | 2017-05-02T13:37:30+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

What’s the latest wood finishing buzz? Everyone is buzzing round the wood finishing question without answering it. What are the choices? Wood finishes come in multitudes of formulations in both oil-based and water-based finishes. Some are just stains and others employ preservative elements. Some finishes sit on the surface to

History of American Building Restoration

By | 2017-06-06T20:29:40+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

An American Story: Independent Spirit Drives Business since 1970 Leading to the Bicentennial in 1976, cities across the United States were revitalizing historical downtown areas. Restoration fervor caught hold of Jack Tadych, a sandblasting contractor new to the field. “There was a growing consciousness of our national landmarks,” Jack recalls. “The empathy was for

Secondary Efflorescence Before and After with 600 Pre-Thickened Acid

By | 2017-05-01T19:32:37+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Uncategorized|

“Efflorescence” Secondary efflorescence is a lime deposit on surfaces of masonry, stucco, or concrete. Efflorescence is white in color and, in some cases, the texture can be a light contamination or a heavy build up. ABRP, Inc. developed a thickened acid to remove heavy accumulations of efflorescence. The gel viscosity of the 600 Pre-Thickened Acid  keeps if

How To Strip Your Deck

By | 2017-05-02T13:16:17+00:00 December 6th, 2015|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

Easy dose it: gently remove the coating or stain Going slowly will reduce the need for sanding any raised grain (fur) after the stain or coating is rinsed away. Yes, rinsed away. Using a power washer correctly will work well to remove the existing product. A word on power/pressure washers