Somerset County Courthouse
This was our first high profile project. The entire façade of this building was constructed in Damby marble. The main staircase and parapet wall system required full dismantling measures resulting from unstable conditions. Our challenge for this project was that of the task undertaken to carefully dismantle the staircase and parapet wall structures through a labeling process in order to reset units into their original position.
The project commenced with cleaning, patching and repointing procedures throughout all building façades. The main staircase and parapet wall system was completely dismantled which consisted of labeling all units for future re-installation. The parapet wall units were solid marble that varied in size from 30” to 40” long, by 20” high by 8.5” thick. Paragon had to core a 3’0” hole, 2” in depth into the marble base to create a parapet wall structure that was seismic. We provided additional structural stabilization by providing a stainless steel angle detail fastened to the back of the wall perimeter.
“1997 Golden Trowel Award Masonry Award” – Best in Category – Restoration. Overall, we are very proud to have been a part of this project and we feel it was one of our most rewarding to date.
This building structure is located in Somerville, New Jersey. It is situated on a slight hill, looking majestic and commanding attention.