Historic Masonry

Graciano is one of the country’s best-known historic restoration firms. We have extended the lifespan of hundreds of historic structures, allowing numerous organizations to continue using their architecturally significant buildings.

Graciano Corporation is experienced in all facets of historic restoration from structural stabilization to aesthetic rehabilitation and maintains one of the largest and most skilled historic restoration workforces in the industry. We are frequently recognized by building owners and preservation organizations for the excellence of our craftsmanship and our adherence to the strict Historic Landmark guidelines that govern historic restoration projects.

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Historic Masonry Service Offerings

Over time, moisture, pollution and exposure to the elements can compromise the structural integrity and appearance of a building. In addition, as some building materials age, they tend to become brittle, susceptible to cracking, spalling or oxidation, or prone to disintegration. Alone or in combination, these factors may ultimately threaten the structural stability and usefulness of the building. Graciano offers a complete range of historic restoration services that renew the appearance of buildings and protect them from further deterioration.

Our range of Historic Masonry services includes:
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  • Abrasive Cleaning show/hide definition toggle
  • Stone and Brick Restoration show/hide definition toggle
  • Terra Cotta Replacement and Repair show/hide definition toggle
  • Tuck Pointing show/hide definition toggle
  • Waterproofing show/hide definition toggle
  • Caulking show/hide definition toggle
  • Urethane Foam or Epoxy Injection show/hide definition toggle
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Featured Historic Masonry Project

Queensboro Bridge

One of New York City’s most visible landmarks, the Queensboro Bridge forms a vital link between Manhattan and its outlying suburbs. Designed to house an open-air market beneath its superstructure, the bridge suffered from more than 50 years of neglect and deterioration. Graciano Corporation was given the responsibility to rebuild the bridge’s Guastavino vaults, remove, clean, repair, and replace terra-cotta tile. The firm also undertook rehabilitation of existing mortar joints and installed new pointing to match existing mortar colors and raised joint tooling details. (view project)

Awards for Historic Masonry Projects