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    PRESS RELEASE — Cathedral Stone

    Cathedral Stone Products Completes Sustainable Masonry Project at Reagan National Airport

    Company's one-of-a-kind process provides long-term solutions for airport's concrete repair and preservation needs

    Hanover, MD. — July 14, 2008 — Cathedral Stone® Products, the leading North American manufacturer and distributor of environmentally safe masonry restoration products, has completed work on Phase Two of Reagan National Airport's Terminal A. Cathedral Stone worked closely with the Airport and its historic preservation consultant, John Milner Associates, to formulate a plan that would restore and preserve the original masonry structure while guarding against future deterioration.

    Following an extensive survey by John Milner Associates, it was revealed that rusted rebar had eroded the structural integrity of the existing concrete. Much of Cathedral Stone's consulting services and its exclusive Jahn Restoration Mortars system were sole sourced to provide repairs that will resist the elements and stand the test of time.

    Early stages of the work included extensive testing of the substrate at Cathedral Stone's quality control laboratory in Hanover, Maryland. Testing helped to ensure compatibility of its custom-formulated mortars with the building's original substrate.

    Additionally, Cathedral Stone's masonry experts performed a thorough, two-day training session at the airport to ensure the proper installation of the repair mortars.

    "Our process is unique in that we combine top quality, sustainable materials with extensive restoration training for all contractors," said Cathedral Stone's founder and CEO Dennis Rude. "We back that up with an industry leading 10-year warranty on both materials and labor to ensure long-term value and confidence in the repairs."

    "The Airport project presented some exciting challenges," adds Chuck Spitznagel, manager of Cathedral Stone. "We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to help the Airport meet their repair needs in a high quality and environmentally friendly way."

    Throughout the project, Spitznagel performed site inspections every second week. Only Cathedral Stone-trained masons were allowed to work on the project, and they were identified at all times with special badges. Cathedral Stone also trained a quality control specialist who monitored the masons and their work to ensure proper application of all materials and constant compliance with project goals.

    The project, which comprised 17,050 cubic feet of repairs, was completed over a period of eight months.

    John Milner Associates

    Reagan National Airport

    About Cathedral Stone Products
    Cathedral Stone® Products is the leading North American manufacturer and distributor of environmentally safe masonry restoration and preservation products. Its materials are proven to stand the tests of time and the elements, while also protecting a structure's original masonry. Cathedral Stone's products encompass mortars, grouts, paints, paint strippers, water repellent, biological solution, and cleaners.

    vitamin (on behalf of cathedral stone products)
    "cure for the common brand"

    amanda m. karfakis
    vp of communications
    p. (410) 732-6542
    c. (410) 627-4098
    f. (410) 732-6541

    3237 eastern avenue
    baltimore, md 21224


    ArchitectureWeek Press Release Service


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