Terra Cotta Restoration for Commercial Buildings

As a leading expert in terra cotta restoration, a timeless and exquisite architectural material, we are committed to preserving the grandeur and historical significance of your commercial property. With a century of experience behind us, Bond Façade Services deals with spalling, cracking and weathering like no other company. We’re experts in terra cotta restoration and provide a seamless solution for your Milwaukee property.

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Commercial terra cotta façade restoration in Milwaukee

Terra Cotta Façade Services in Milwaukee

Terra cotta, an enriched molded clay, has been used as building material primarily during the 19th century up to the 1940s as either load-bearing capacity material or as a decorative veneer. The surface of terra cotta units can be finished with a glaze or no glaze, which simulates a variety of natural stone finishes. Typically, terra cotta is hollow cast to reduce its overall weight. In addition, internal webbing enhances load-bearing capacity and provides a point for an anchoring system.

Terra cotta cleaning, repointing and rebuilding in Milwaukee
  • Cleaning and Surface Restoration
  • Crack and Spall Repair
  • Repointing and Rebuilding
  • Color Matching and Stain Removal
  • Waterproofing and Sealant Application
  • Anchorage and Structural Reinforcement
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Replication and Custom Fabrication

The Battle Against Moisture

Terra cotta is particularly susceptible to moisture-related issues. Over time, prolonged exposure to moisture causes cracking, spalling and erosion, compromising the structural integrity and visual allure of terra cotta façades. We implement modern waterproofing techniques, advanced sealants and breathable coatings to shield terra cotta from the damaging effects of moisture. Our techniques allow humidity to be released, rather than trapped. 


Spalling and Cracking Repair

Terra cotta restoration addresses localized spalling and cracking through specialized patching materials and localized replacement when necessary. When pieces are required to be replaced, the terra cotta is removed and shipped out to the manufacturer for reproduction, and typically takes several weeks for the return of the newly constructed pieces. The newly crafted pieces are installed using stainless steel anchoring and modern flashing techniques, ensuring the restoration's longevity and preventing premature failure.

Bond Façade Services provides commercial terra cotta restoration in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and nationwide. Contact us to restore history!