At Statewide RM, we are especially well known for our masonry restoration work, including historic restoration of some of the area’s most well-known buildings, but we also provide other services, including sealant replacementcoating systems, waterproofing and even general contracting.

Masonry Restoration

“The work Statewide RM recently completed on one of our client sites was textbook masonry restoration. Their attention to detail spoke volumes about their superb craftsmanship. I’d say you could take other vendors to school on the jobs they do, just so they can learn how work should really be done.”  – E.J. Waldman, Noblin & Associates, PE

62 Columbus Ave.
Four-story building in Boston’s historic South End.
Restoration of three elevations of building. Cut out and repaired deteriorated mortar joints, repaired brownstone masonry. Installed new window panels and applied new sealant to window perimeters.

Brick by Brick

Restoration of masonry requires in-depth knowledge and experience, along with attention to every detail.

Bricks that are replaced must match the appearance of existing bricks, which typically have changed color from decades of exposure to the elements. The color of the mortar and joint profile must also fit with the rest of the building.

When repointing, mortar must be cut away carefully at just the right depth, so that brick is not damaged, the space between bricks does not widen and the new mortar is deep enough so that repointing is not needed again for many years.

We provide:

  • Pressure washing and cleaning with chemicals or abrasives
  • Repair or replacement of lintels and relief plates
  • Installation of thru-wall flashing
  • Rebuilding or demolition and replacement of bowed or unsound areas
  • Mechanical grinding and pointing, matching the existing mortar color and joint profile
  • Application of clear sealer

Before applying a sealer, we evaluate the substrate and test its absorption characteristics. Next, we prepare the substrate, washing it and cleaning it by hand or with chemicals. Repairs are made, as needed, then the sealer is applied. Finally, the area is cleaned, including all windows, and restoration is completed.

Throughout the process, a comprehensive effort is made to control dust and otherwise minimize the project’s impact on residents and neighbors.

A warranty is provided on labor and materials.  ^TOP

Historic Restoration

“Statewide RM’s technical prowess and workmanship is outstanding. Tell them once and they execute perfectly and follow through all the way.” – Ed Moll, Structures North Consulting Engineers, Inc.

46 Upton Street
Four-story brownstone in Boston’s historic South End
Replaced deteriorated brownstone lintels and sills on front facade. Cut out and repointed 100% of front facade.

A History of Working with Commissions

We’ve been working with historic commissions for decades. We know what they require and we know the process for obtaining approvals. We can anticipate and address problems before you know they exist.

We will preserve history by matching the existing look of your property, even if it was built in a previous century.

We are an approved applicator of JAHN and Conproco (MIMIC) mortars, which are specially designed for historic restoration, as well as SPEC MIX® mortars, including pigmented mortars.

These mortars match the relative hardness or softness of brick and other masonry substrates, so joints move with the masonry, preventing deterioration and damage. They also match the porosity of the substrate, preventing moisture and road salt from becoming trapped in the masonry, which causes damage.

By using an approved applicator, you will be eligible for an extended warranty for selected applications.

Our historic restoration services include:

  • Historic commission permitting and approval
  • Evaluation of all brickwork, stone and pre-cast elements, including lintels, sills, steps, face and coping stones, cornices and keystones
  • Mortar analysis
  • Custom replacement of structurally unsound elements
  • Repair of elements to match the original in color and profile
  • Application of aesthetic coatings and clear sealer

Throughout the process, a comprehensive effort is made to control dust and otherwise minimize the project’s impact on residents and neighbors.

A warranty is provided on labor and materials.   ^TOP

45 Trowbridge St., Cambridge, MA ~ 45 Trowbridge Condominium Trust.
Removed and replaced sealant on all concrete precast panels. Removed and replaced sealant around all window perimeters.

Sealant Replacement

Seal Out the Elements

Applying a sealant does not ensure unlimited protection of your building. The wrong sealant may have been used or it may have been misapplied. Or it may be that the sealant has not been replaced in many years and has worn away.

Before replacing your sealant, we will evaluate your existing sealant, then select the best possible replacement based on the joint type, substrate and location.

Statewide uses a variety of sealants made from butyl, polysulfides, silicones and polyurethane. We will provide a selection of custom colors that can enhance the appearance of your building or the area being sealed.

A warranty is provided for labor and materials.   ^TOP



Coating Systems

Protecting Exposed Surfaces

1982-1992 Commonwealth Ave. Brighton, MA near Boston College.
Cut out and repointed front elevations. Removed and replaced precast triple lintels. Prepped and painted precast lintels, sills and stones with elastomeric coating.

Heavy traffic, whether from vehicles or pedestrians, wears out even the strongest surface over time. Snow, ice, rain, mud, road salt, oil and other substances also cause damage.

Looks matter, too. Aesthetic coatings make a building more attractive, while protecting it from the elements, increasing the longevity of the materials being coated. Aesthetic coatings are chosen based not only on their color and appearance, but on how well they work on the substrate. For example, when applied to stucco or precast concrete, coatings must be “breathable,” enabling air in to keep the materials from absorbing moisture.

Coating systems expertly applied by Statewide RM can protect any exposed surface, including walkways, balconies and parking garages.

We provide:

  • Substrate evaluation, including sound testing for substrate integrity and coating compatibility testing
  • Substrate preparation, including washing and other preparation either mechanically or by hand, as well as shot blasting or sandblasting to remove old coatings and residues
  • Sealant selection, including butyl, polysulfides, silicones and polyurethane. Sealants may be available in custom colors.
  • Repair to surfaces, including crack repair, or removal and patching of deteriorated sections
  • Installation of coatings to manufacturers’ specifications

A five- or 10-year labor and materials warranty will be provided.   ^TOP


Horizontal and Vertical Waterproofing Systems

Below-surface waterproofing is often needed.

Before applying waterproofing, we evaluate the substrate, including testing for coating compatibility and sound testing to determine substrate integrity.

Next, the substrate is prepared, which includes shot blasting and sandblasting the surface to be waterproofed. Drainage systems are added, if needed, then fluid-applied or sheet-applied membranes are installed according to manufacturer specifications.

To prevent water damage, horizontal and vertical waterproofing applications are needed. Horizontal applications are necessary for areas such as patios, parking decks, plazas, terraces and garden roofs. A reinforced membrane is usually installed over the finished space and hot-applied.

Vertical waterproofing addresses below-grade applications, such as foundations and walls.

Statewide applies waterproofing systems on either the positive or the negative side of the surface, depending on the project. Positive-side waterproofing is applied to the wet or exterior face of foundations or slabs. Positive-side below-grade systems include fluid-applied membranes, sheet-membrane systems, hydro clay and vapor barriers.

Positive-side systems prevent water from entering the substrate surface. They also protect the substrate from freeze-thaw cycles and from corrosive chemicals in groundwater.

However, positive-side waterproofing is inaccessible for repairs after the installation. In addition, subslabs and well pointing are needed for foundation waterproofing. Negative-side waterproofing does not have these disadvantages.

Negative-side waterproofing prevents water from entering an occupied space, but it does not prevent water from entering the substrate.

As an approved applicator of Kemper System products, we are eligible for an extended warranty on certain products. We provide a five- or 10-year warranty on labor and materials.   ^TOP

Concrete/Steel Repair 49 Marion St., Brookline MA Seven-story brick veneer apartment building, managed by Intercontinental Realty Corp. Demolished and removed concrete encasement around load-bearing structural steel in parking garage. Fabricated and installed steel plates to reinforce existing deteriorated steel columns. Formed and poured new concrete encasements.

General Contracting

Managing Your Project

When projects call for specialized expertise beyond what Statewide RM can provide, we consult our network of experts to provide our clients with fully coordinated projects.

As general contractors, we can streamline scheduling, ensure the highest quality and potentially save you money. When subcontractors are used, we supervise and coordinate every aspect of the project.

We often act as the general contractor for:

  • Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS)
  • Roofing
  • Window replacement