Restoration & Structural Repair

Everclear Enterprises, Inc. provides our clients with architectural and structural repair services to restore damaged structures of all types.  Whether addressing an isolated condition or one that is systemic in nature, our experienced management team, field personnel, and network of consultants, manufacturers, and distributors work together to ensure that the solutions we provide our customers are cost effective, responsible, and long-lasting.  We are accustomed to holding ourselves to extremely high standards throughout all phases of a restoration project and to providing reliable, quality service and workmanship with attention to detail and minimal inconvenience to our clients.

Brick_Block Removal & Replacement USEBrick / Block Removal & Replacement

When excess moisture within brick or concrete block freezes it often results in the cracking, spalling or disintegration of these units due to the expansive nature of confined moisture as it freezes.  There are also circumstances in which it is necessary to remove units in good condition in order to gain access to the void behind the facade to address a structural or moisture intrusion issue.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. can remove deteriorated brick or block and replace with new units that closely match the original in size, color and texture.  Repair of the conditions that expose the masonry to abnormal moisture is recommended to keep the same deterioration from occurring in the future.

Carbon Fiber Strengthening useCarbon Fiber Strengthening

Widely used in structural engineering applications, light-weight high-strength carbon fibers can be used to reinforce structural elements such as concrete slabs, columns and beams, as well as masonry walls and wood trusses.  From basic concrete repairs and seismic retrofitting to increasing the load capacity of a structure originally designed to withstand far lower service loads, Everclear Enterprises, Inc. uses this composite strengthening system to structurally upgrade and protect existing structures.  Carbon fiber added to existing structures can both extend the life of the structure, as well as add flexibility to its original design.  Not only can this solution be very cost effective, but also it is often the least disruptive approach to addressing structural deficiencies to existing structures, allowing them to be functional again in a relatively short period of time.

Cementitious Grouting useCementitious Grouting

Using custom mixes specific to the needs of each project, Everclear Enterprises, Inc. employs pressure cementitious grouting to address structural problems such as sinking foundations, tilting slabs or columns, and structural cracks.  By injecting cement-based grout under pressure at strategic locations through either a single port or multiple port pipes, we can perform slabjacking of settling concrete; fill voids, seams and fissures; and stabilize soil.  This solution can offer economic advantages over removal and replacement when access is difficult and space is limited; repairs can be designed to provide predictable and measureable structural properties, providing both increased strength and stiffness, as well as reduced permeability.

Chemical Grout_Ployurethane Injection useChemical Grout / Polyurethane Injection

Chemical grouting systems use materials that react with water in order to set up which make them ideal solutions for addressing non-structural water intrusion issues, particularly in below-grade applications when the joints, cracks, or surrounding soil is wet.  Once the chemical grouting is completed the crack, joint, or void is completely filled with a flexible material that allows minor movement of the structure without compromising the water tightness of the repair.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. is experienced in providing hydrophobic and hydrophilic urethane injections to address cracks and voids in foundation walls, to prevent water pressure from expanding fissures into major fault points that could cause serious structural damage.

Concrete_Crack Repair & Sealing useConcrete / Crack Repair & Sealing

A very common construction material, over time concrete will crack and spall.  If these conditions are not addressed, they can often contribute to water penetration that further exacerbates the problem and accelerates the rate at which the damage continues to occur.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. offers structural and non-structural concrete restoration and repair services to address cracks and/or spalls in horizontal, vertical, and overhead concrete applications.  Whether providing partial-depth patches or full-depth replacement; installing surface sealants, water repellents, or coatings; or injecting the concrete to address structural issues, Everclear can effectively blend new material with the existing for a seamless repair that is as strong as or stronger than the original construction material.

Concrete Replacement_Decorative Finishes useConcrete Replacement / Decorative Finishes

While often partial-depth patching of concrete is a very effective and cost effective approach to repairing damage, there are times when it proves to be an impractical repair strategy.  In cases of an unexpected change in grade due to significant settling or when concrete is badly deteriorated, it may be more practical, as well as aesthetically pleasing, to simply remove the damaged concrete and pour new concrete in its place.  There are also circumstances in which concrete in otherwise good condition must be removed in order to gain access to a waterproofing system or structural component behind or under it.   Whether as a result of one of these circumstances, or simply because a client would like to replace a paver system with concrete, Everclear Enterprises, Inc. is experienced in pouring all types of concrete – from lightweight to high-performance – at the thickness or depth required for each project.  Additionally, we can include colored dye in the mix, apply a stain to the surface after the pour, and even provide a stamped design at the time of the pour.

Epoxy Injection useEpoxy Injection

Pressure injection of low-viscosity epoxy resin is a highly effective method for resolving a wide variety of structural issues in concrete.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. uses this procedure to bond fractured concrete on both horizontal and vertical planes by injecting epoxy resins or gels directly into the crack under constant, low pressure.  Unlike caulking and sealing, epoxy injection provides a permanent repair by returning the concrete to its original monolithic structural integrity.  Using a low-pressure injection procedure specifically designed to insert bonding resin without overstressing weakened areas, epoxy injection is effective in addressing structural cracks in beams, columns, walls, foundations, elevated slabs and platforms; seismic damage; slab and overlay delamination, as well as protecting reinforcing steel and pre-stress tendons from corrosion by encapsulating them against moisture.

Glazed Curtain Wall_Storefront Remediation useGlazed Curtain Wall / Storefront Remediation

As curtain wall systems are non-structural, they are typically designed with extruded aluminum framing most commonly combined with glass, stone veneer, metal panels, louvers, or vents.    A curtain wall system is designed to resist air and water infiltration, as well as sway induced by wind and seismic forces acting on the building.  If improperly installed or maintained, however, air and water can penetrate a failing curtain wall system and can cause significant damage.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. regularly assists our clients in restoring curtain wall systems to prevent air and water intrusion that could affect structural components of the building – including services such as wet glazing, replacement or reattachment of snap covers and mullions, and unblocking of weep systems.  Additionally, we routinely provide restoration services to enhance the architectural aesthetics of the metal, glass, and stone system components.

Lintel Stabilization & Replacement useLintel Stabilization & Replacement

Used to bridge openings in masonry, lintels are a crucial component to the wall’s strength and structural integrity.  Over time, the combination of water penetration, leaching of chemicals from adjacent cementitious construction materials, and in some cases, improperly installed flashing, contribute to the deterioration of the steel, causing the masonry above it to bow, sag, crack, or even completely separate from the structure.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. can identify and address the underlying issue(s) causing the deterioration of the lintel, repair and stabilize the masonry above the damaged lintel, and restore and protect the steel against future corrosion.  In the case of severe deterioration where restoration is not practical, we can remove and replace the lintel.

Masonry_Stone Veneer Stabilization useMasonry /Stone Veneer Stabilization

Structures are often designed with a brick or stone veneer attached to a structural wall.  In circumstances such as these, there is typically a void between the structural wall and the veneer wall.  Over time, as the structure is exposed to water penetration, seismic movement, and the resulting deterioration of the original construction materials, it may be necessary to replace and/or re-attach all of, or a portion of, the veneer.  Depending on the type of construction materials used in the structural wall, various types of replacement ties are available to add wall stiffness and re-anchor the stone or masonry façade to the structural wall behind it.   In addition to providing full replacement of significantly deteriorated portions of brick or stone veneers, Everclear Enterprises, Inc. utilizes helical anchors, mechanical anchors, and mechanical stone anchors to provide façade stabilization.

Parking Structure Rehabilitation-sizedParking Structure Rehabilitation

Everclear Enterprises, Inc. is experienced at structural restoration, protection, and preventive maintenance of the components typically found in parking structures. These services include, but are not limited to: bearing pad replacement, carbon fiber strengthening, caulking / joint sealants, chemical grout / polyurethane injection, concrete / crack repair and sealing, concrete replacement, epoxy injection, expansion joint systems, fire stopping, photoluminescent installations, post-tensioning cable maintenance and repair, pressure washing services, slab lifting, spall repair / patching, vehicular barrier cable system maintenance and repair, and vehicular traffic coatings.

Plaza Deck_Paver Repair & Replacement usePlaza Deck / Paver Repair & Replacement

Plaza decks typically consist of a concrete structural deck, waterproofing membrane, insulation, and pavers or a topping slab system. If the waterproofing membrane or drainage system becomes compromised, water will often penetrate the underlying structural slab and enter the occupied space below.  Not only does this present obvious concerns with water intrusion, but also it can lead to significant and expensive damage to the structural slab.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. is experienced in assisting our clients with identifying and addressing the source of the water infiltration and making the necessary repairs to the structural slab, waterproofing system, and surface paver system or topping slab, up to and including replacement of antiquated or badly damaged waterproofing systems and replacing topping slab systems with elevated pedestal and raised paver systems.

Repointing_Tuckpointing useRepointing / Tuckpointing

Cracking, missing or deteriorating mortar provides a direct route for water to penetrate masonry walls.  This water can then become subject to the excessive forces of the freeze-thaw cycles and eventually will deteriorate the masonry units.  Tuckpointing is the process of removing deteriorated mortar to a uniform depth between masonry units, placing new mortar into the joint, and tooling the joint to match the appearance of the original (adjacent) mortar joints.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. is experienced in selecting the correct mortar for each project – mortar that closely matches the existing material in strength, hardness, color, and texture. This ensures that when our work is completed not only is the structural integrity of the wall improved, but the wall is also more resistant to future water penetration.

Slab Lifting-sizedSlab Lifting

Slab Lifting (Slab Jacking) involves returning a concrete slab that has failed or settled to its original grade. Often the result of poor sub-grade soil compaction, erosion, or biodegradable materials in the adjacent soil, settled concrete can create a number of risks: potential trip hazards for pedestrians, potential damage to equipment used in industrial environments as well as safety concerns for those operating the equipment, and potentially costly damage to structures built on top of the unstable concrete. If left unaddressed, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, as well as environmental conditions exacerbate the problem over time, increasing the associated liability. In many cases, after determining the underlying cause of the settled concrete, by utilizing an expandable urethane resin to lift the concrete slab back into place, Everclear Enterprises, Inc. is able to provide our clients with a solution that is both very cost effective and aesthetically pleasing as compared to removal and replacement of concrete. Additionally, this process is typically far less intrusive and time consuming than concrete replacement, allowing the affected area to be returned to normal use almost immediately after the repair is completed.

Soil Stabilization_Void Fill-sized Soil Stabilization / Void Fill

Soil Stabilization is used to increase the shear strength and bearing capacity of soil. Depending on the existing conditions, the type of soil, the intended and desired use of the adjacent structure, and any contributing factors that may be exacerbating the issue, there are a number of techniques used to stabilize soil. Under certain circumstances, an appropriate repair strategy may be as simple as excavating an area and placing mechanically tamped GAB course into the area. As necessary, Everclear Enterprises, Inc. can introduce cementitious or chemical grout into soil to change its physical characteristics and / or decrease the void ratio of the soil. Whether injecting compaction grout into a specific area to stabilize (compact) the soil in the area or permeation grout to fill voids and fractures over a wider area, we are capable of incorporating the stabilization and strengthening of soil into our repair strategy when restoring structures.

Spall Repair_Patching useSpall Repair / Patching

Spalling is typically the result of water penetrating brick, concrete, or natural stone building materials and causing surface delamination, scaling, or flaking.  This condition can occur due to a compromised structure’s prolonged exposure to moisture (freeze-thaw cycles) or through the exposure of embedded reinforcing steel or lifting anchors to water, resulting in oxidation, which in turn expands and causes the surrounding building material to deteriorate.  Recognizing that each successful repair requires a unique approach that addresses the specific conditions of the structure in question, Everclear Enterprises, Inc. utilizes a variety of materials and corresponding application techniques to address spalling in horizontal, vertical, or overhead conditions.

Stucco & EIFS Repair useStucco & EIFS Repair

Stucco and EIFS (Exterior Insulation & Finishing System, also known as synthetic stucco) are durable, attractive, weather-resistant materials that are widely used in commercial construction.  Because these wall cladding systems are attached to the exterior surface of structural walls with adhesive or mechanical fasteners, they are particularly susceptible to deterioration if water is allowed to penetrate their surface.  Further, due to the cementitious component of their design, they are also susceptible to cracking as the structure moves and settles.  Everclear Enterprises, Inc. can repair damaged stucco and EIFS, restoring its protective properties while closely matching the existing texture of the surrounding surface.