Terra Cotta Restoration

Terra cotta has been appreciated as a design element for centuries because of its beauty and its durability as a construction material. Schnell Contractors, Inc. has been successful in the historical restoration of buildings featuring architectural terra cotta for over 25 years. Terra cotta restoration is a far more complex undertaking than conventional masonry restoration.  SCI has completed many such restorations with the following techniques:

  • Reglaze terra cotta surfaces
  • Patch terra cotta with approved repair mortars
  • Repoint terra cotta joints
  • Remove and replace terra cotta units
  • Rebuild entire building elevations with salvaged terra cotta

Terra cotta repair can present a wide array of challenges for the restoration contractor, especially when the project calls for historical preservation. These  projects require a restoration contractor with the ability to carefully remove existing historically significant elements, catalog their position within the facade, rebuild the unit if distressed, and work closely with a recognized terra cotta manufacturer to fabricate a replica of same dimensional size and glazing finish which may include speckles, molting of color, age distress, and multiple colors.

Schnell Contractors, Inc. has the experience, expertise, and architectural knowledge to fulfill these requirements for historical as well as non-historical structures.

When you need terra cotta restoration, please contact Schnell Contractors, Inc. You can count on us for professional service from start to finish on all types of terra cotta restoration and terra cotta repair.