The buildings underwent a massive $12 million restoration to turn them back into the neighborhood jewels they are today. M-A Building's crew consisted of 13 craftsmen, all of which have extensive experience in historic restoration. Their knowledge and experienced was vital in determine how to use "new" materials to match a 90 year old structure. "I don't think that anyone, in their wildest imagination believed that it would be as perfect as it is. And, we've been reinforced in our thought by having the Cleveland Restoration Society's hold their 2007 Annual Benefit on our property", said Mike Pierce, General Manager.
Click here to read the Plain Dealer's article on the Architectural history and design of Moreland Courts.
Before Masonry Cleaning & Restoration
M-A Building & Maintenance Company Receives International Masonry Institute Golden Trowel Award for Masonry Restoration Situation
Located on historic Shaker Square, the Moreland Court Condominiums stretches the entire block for over 470,000 square feet. The twelve buildings, built between 1924 and 1929 represent a variety of English architecture periods: Late Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Georgian. The brick and stone masonry was showing signs of structural issues including spalling and cracks.
Challenges & Solutions
�Achieve watertight structures
�Match original mortar
�Match and repair original clay masonry construction
�Match and repair architectural sandstone accents and sills
�Replace 100% of the masonry mortar joints
�Careful analysis of the original mortar
�Selection of local materials to achieve historic preservation
�Remove clay masonry in-tact to produce custom brick
�Locate original quarry to source new stone work
�Fabricate custom architectural stone details on site
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