Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mending the Marble Mantle

The course of polished granite filigree was close to collapsing because of age and missing grout, and a chunk of marble had mysteriously gone missing from the mantle just above.
These photos show a sequence of repairs.
First a support frame was prepared and a masonry epoxy was injected into the cavity between the marble and the granite edging, and the support frame was wedged up, forcing the filigee back into alignment.
After the epoxy cured and the gap was grouted, the marble was repaired, also using an epoxy.
Final polishing was accomplished with powdered pumice.

1 comment:

RR said...

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