Brick Façade Restoration

Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 10, Part 3



A new high-strength MacLock deadbolt system is being installed on the entry door to the second-floor apartment in this episode. This state-of-the-art locking mechanism is perfect for city living and designed to more efficiently prevent break-ins.
In the main living space of the third floor apartment, a new Solserene acoustical ceiling from Owens Corning is being installed. This product involves a sheathing of cloth material stretched over insulated panels to reduce noise.

Out front, Bob catches up with Jed Walentas to talk about the work being done on the exterior. The pair take a look at the process of masonry tinting that is being done to restore the façade.
Part 1: Installation of a Home Security Lock System
Part 2: Acoustical Ceiling for Sound Attenuation
Part 3: Brick Façade Restoration
Bob meets with Allan Cox from Nawkaw Corporation to discuss the replacement bricks, which have been aged and roughed up with a grinder, lending them an antique appearance prior to installation.

This process also de-glosses the surface of the brick, so pigments can be added. After three attempts, the New York City Landmarks Commission approved the coloring.

To further conform to the Commission's requests, sand dust must be sprayed into the finish to refract additional light.
Bob Vila heads to the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, for this project involving an abandoned warehouse built in the mid-19th century. Bob's adaptive reuse will yield three ultra-hip apartments with commercial space at street level. Project manager is Bob's oldest son, Chris Vila, who helps guide this complete rehabilitation of a beat-up building in the city that never sleeps.

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