PROJECT:    North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  3
                         Mercer County Courthouse
                         Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE      June 22, 1999    TIME     10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING    Kevin Klosky - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                 Dave Sebek - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Silvio Diliscia - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                 Tom Auel - Arcon Specialties
                                                 Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

  • Scaffolding is almost complete, should be finished by Tuesday afternoon.
  • Sample cleaning is still being finalized -problem with consistency and absorption of different stones. Some stones were quite nice and even, other stones had too much variation. Additional samples are being done as we waited with difference combinations of chemicals. Use Miracote repair mortar for depressions greater than 1/4" and then apply two coats Miracote finish. 1st application -940 iron and manganese, undiluted is acceptable. 2nd application -101A diluted with equal parts. It is critical to try it is critical to try to pursue a single coat application for cleaning since that was what was budgeted for in the contract proposal.

PROJECT:    North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  4
                         Mercer County Courthouse
                         Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE    June 24, 1999    TIME 10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING    Kevin Klosky - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                 Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

  • Mortar pointing was reviewed with three (3) different samples. The natural gray color was chosen to blend in best with the limestone color. The mortar chosen was Brickmix N mortar as manufactured by Riverton Mortar Corp., Riverton, V.A.
  • Several additional cleaning samples were reviewed and the two (2) coat application utilizing two (2) different chemicals was preferred and approved. The approved test sample is on tl1e interior comer of the north portico foundation wall facing west.
  • The 1st application is Diedrich 940 iron & manganese stain remover undiluted. Provide a 30 minute dwell time. The 2nd application is Diedrich 101G cleaning solution diluted with equal parts of water. After applying provide a 10 minute dwell time then lightly rinse to clean away the embedded dirt in the bedding planes.
  • Because the two (2) coat application exceeds the original specification. and proposal for a single coat application, all the contractors will try to work together to off-set this additional labor and material cost for the benefit of the county.

PROJECT:      North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  5
                           Mercer County Courthouse
                           Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE     June 29, 1999     TIME    10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING      Kevin Klosky - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                   Dave Sebek - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                   John Thiry - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                   Silvio Diliscia - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                   Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                   Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

  • After curing for several days, Brickmix-N mortar color type "0" as manufactured by Riverton Mortar Corp. was again verified to be the correct mortar for the repointing of the stone.
  • The construction fence needs to be relocated around the Federal Express & UPS depositories for pickup and delivery access. Lou said he would have his maintenance department take care of it.

  • Visqueen spray protection was requested and installed on the west portico prior to cleaning for protection of the public.

  • Five new stone patching samples are being completed by Wednesday so they will be cured for approval at the next Tuesday job meeting.

  • Removal of pigeon wiring was requested by Keystone to Wallace so they can begin work inside the portico ceiling area.

  • Additional scaffolding also needs erected inside the portico so Keystone has access to the interior wall face of the north portico. Wallace is again contacting the Pittsburgh Scaffold Co. to complete this work as soon as possible.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  •  Color samples of stone patching.
  •  The next job meeting is Tuesday, July 6th at 9:45 a.m.

   

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