Masonry & Clock Tower Restoration
Originally constructed in 1929, the Floral Park–Bellerose
Elementary School had severe deterioration, cracking and spalling to approximately 60% of the face brick on the 1929 part of the building. Completed in two phases, the damaged face brick was removed, back-up masonry parged smooth and voids infilled, a spray-on waterproofing membrane applied and new face brick installed. Coursing details were documented, detailed and replicated with the new brick. Hot-dipped, galvanized screw-type fasteners with wire reinforcing was used to tie back to the structure and back-up masonry.
Pre-cast stone elements were either re-used where sound or replaced where deteriorated. Deteriorated steel lintels were
replaced with galvanized steel, copper through-wall flashings and weep holes.
The clock tower, clad primarily with copper sheeting was restored to its original colors and the three clock faces were restored with new bezel glass, new hands, and restored clock faces. New, modern clock operating mechanisms were incorporated for user-friendly operation. Multi-colored LED uplighting was incorporated for various occasions.
Floral Park–Bellerose UFSD
14,000 Square Feet