Masonry Restoration

Cassella Construction is proud to have worked on many significant historic restoration projects in the Tri State area. Working with architects, and engineers, Cassella can often contribute knowledge and expertise from a hands on perspective. Projects include masonry tuck pointing for stone and brick along with replacements and new construction. Period restoration requires the ability to adapt traditional lime mortars and other formulations for historic masonry preservation.


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The Willows at Brandow's Point

The Willows at Brandow's Point

Athens, Greene County
New York

The Willows is a historic farmhouse built around 1788 and listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places as the William Brandow House.  It is a relatively large home for the period and is built in the Hudson Valley Dutch Georgian style. The ravages of time and freeze/thaw...

Bank of Greene County Offices

Bank of Greene County Offices

Catskill, Greene County
New York

Salt distribution and other weathering effects had badly deteriorated the bottom few feet of the building wall. Restoration required removing deteriorated bricks, then relay new shale bricks to then be painted to match renovations from a few years earlier. As seen in the above photo, brick infill of the lower...

Salisbury Manor Stone Restoration

Salisbury Manor Stone Restoration

Leeds, Greene County
New York

Masonry restoration for Salisbury Manor required the complete repointing of a rubble wall made of local stone, as seen in the photo above. The stone mortar joints were cut out one hundred percent and repointed. Curing blankets were set until full cure was attained. The historic fireplace chimneys atop the Manor...

All Soul's Church, Waterproofing

All Soul's Church, Waterproofing

Tannersville, Greene County
New York

Cassella repointed the stone walls of All Soul's Church with a modified engineered historic mix specified by the architect and installed lead coated copper roof flashings, as seen in the photo above. The existing stone mortar joints were cut out one hundred percent, and tuck pointed with the specified mix...

Kunz Family Home in Coeymans, NY Circa 1750's

Kunz Family Home in Coeymans, NY Circa 1750's

Coeymans, Albany County
New York

The Coeymans house, as seen above, was built around the 1750's according to local history. Additions have been added over time. One corner of the house had suffered some settlement, possibly due to an existing cistern, at that corner, and improper water egress of gutters and grading. Our repairs were...

Leeds Castle Stone Restoration

Leeds Castle Stone Restoration

Leeds, Greene County
New York

Restoration of the stone walls of the Leeds Castle began at the foundation. Sections of the foundation and tower had to be reconstructed due to fire damage and the exposure to the elements. Other areas required many feet of restoration tuck pointing. A seen in the above photo, the tower...

Old Stone House, Rebuild Walls

Old Stone House, Rebuild Walls

Coxsackie, Greene County
New York

The Old Stone House had been abandoned, and looted for stone, as seen in the photo above. The entire gable end of the stone constructed house had collapsed. Cassella Construction was hired to re-construct the gable end wall to match the original construction. We began with a cleanup and collection...

Tuckpointing Greene County Twilight Park

Tuckpointing Greene County Twilight Park

Haines Falls, Greene County
New York

The Doctor's residence was formerly a Church. Years of wear had weathered the masonry joints and buttresses. The Doctor hired Cassella Construction Corporation to provide tuckpointing and rebuilding where necessary.  As seen in the photo above, a typical wall section of tuckpointing.

The Bronck House Restoration Greene County

The Bronck House Restoration Greene County

Coxsackie, Greene County
New York

Renaissance Custom Builders working on window restoration at The Bronck House noticed multiple masonry restoration needs, they employed Cassella Construction Corp. to work on the stone foundation corner. We went to work disassembling the stones and saving them for re-construction. While in the basement we chipped and cleaned existing masonry...

Bungalow Palenville Green County

Bungalow Palenville Green County

Palenville, Greene County
New York

The Owners hired Cassella Construction Corp. to relay their existing stone walk, tuckpoint the stoop, patch foudation, and reset patio stones. As seen in the photo above, breezeway reset with gauged slate.

Townhouse Antiques

Townhouse Antiques

Catskill, Greene County
New York

Roofing and other leaks in building traced to faulty brickwork at parapet. Cassella Construction Corp. remedied the situation by tuckpointing the parapets with fresh mortars, as seen in the above photo. After curing, the walls were sealed with a Siloxane base sealer.

Flannery Residence New Baltimore

Flannery Residence New Baltimore

New Baltimore, Greene County
New York

Renaissance Custom Builders was giving The Flannery residence a new facelift with siding, windows and trim circa the era it was built. There were drainage problems and leaks, Renaissance hired Cassella Construction Corp. to dismantle the deteriorated retaining wall and rebuild with existing and new stone. We also chipped out...

Twight Park Chimney rebuild

Twight Park Chimney rebuild

Haines Falls, Greene County
New York

The Superintendent of the Park invited Cassella Construction Corp. to bid on an Estate being handled by a Law Firm from Maine. We won the bid and proceeded with the restoration process. One brick chimney had to be torn down to the roof line. It was rebuilt with new brick...

Pedersen Stucco Restoration

Pedersen Stucco Restoration

Tannersville, Greene County
New York

There was a wedding coming up soon in the family at The Pedersen Estate. Kappel Construction was perfoming many resorations in preparation for the upcoming Wedding. Cassella Construction Corp. was invited to restore the stucco facade in preparation for painting by Ferguson Painting. Deteriorated sections of stucco were removed, and...

New Baltimore Retaining Wall Restoration

New Baltimore Retaining Wall Restoration

New Baltimore
New York

The existing stone wall was struck by a vehicle running off the road, it severely compromised the wall.The Owner hired us to demolish the existing wall and rebuild a new wall using as many of the original stones as possible. We found stone at a local quarrry that blended well...

Tivoli stoop and walkway restoration

Tivoli stoop and walkway restoration

Tivoli
New York

My plumbing Contractor needed some restoration work at his rental home. The stoop needed rebuilding and tread replacement, and the brick sidewalk had heaved and needed to be re-set.

Twilight Park Poolhouse Chimney Restoration

Twilight Park Poolhouse Chimney Restoration

Haines Falls
New York

The Park Superintendant invited us to rebuild the deteriorated chimney atop the pool house. We set up our equipment, and took the chimney apart, saving the bricks to relay. Fresh brick mortar was mixed and the bricks re-laid. A new native blue stone from the Park was supplied and set....