Resicom sources elusive stone to replace storefront bases.
A client requested Resicom to source and install their storefront stone bases which had deteriorated over the years due to element exposure. A particular source of pain for the client was the fact that the stone bases with limestone tile had been acquired years prior, and the local supplier no longer carried the necessary materials. Resicom would have to locate the material, then implement the installation plan.
The scope of work needed to execute the project includes:
- Source replacement material for limestone tile bases.
- Install new storefront limestone bases.
- Remove and dispose of the old, deteriorating stone.
Challenges & Solutions
The constraints of the project that were overcome included:
- Sourcing the material.
- Resicom contacted the original supplier to negotiate a contract to have the materials custom-made since it was no longer in production.
- Prohibitive shipping costs due to the weight and amount of the material.
- To reduce shipping costs and transfer savings to the client, Resicom had our own technicians drive to acquire the material. Using our own crew to transport the stone only cost half of what it would have cost to ship.
- Matching the existing mortar.
- Our technician traveled to local suppliers to successfully match the existing mortar prior to installation.
- Since not all existing limestone tiles were being replaced, only stone that was worn and damaged, the surrounding tiles must not be damaged.
- The technician was able to remove the damaged tiles without disrupting surrounding tiles using specialized chiseling tools, and relying on his expertise and patience.
On the surface, the project seemed daunting since the material needed was not readily available. However, Resicom is confident in its ability to create solutions and develop an executable process for various facility challenges.