Patching Chips And Small Holes In Granite
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- Hsr - Departmental Auditorium Bldg/Wash, Dc - Grier, Brown..
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- This procedure includes guidance on patching small chips and holes in granite. This may include patching small holes in granite left behind with the removal metal bolts and fasteners from the stone.
- See 01100-07-S for general project guidelines to be reviewed along with this procedure. These guidelines cover the following sections:
- Safety Precautions
- Historic Structures Precautions
- Quality Assurance
- Delivery, Storage and Handling
- Project/Site Conditions
- Sequencing and Scheduling
- General Protection (Surface and Surrounding)
These guidelines should be reviewed prior to performing this procedure and should be followed, when applicable, along with recommendations from the Regional Historic Preservation Officer (RHPO).
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), www.astm.org
- Two part polyester resin adhesive colored to match existing granite such as "Akemi Transparent" knife grade (Akemi), or approved equal; 15-30 minute cure at 70 degrees F.; can be applied at temperatures as low as 40 degrees F.
- Permanent coloring agent as required, compatible with adhesive, and as recommended by adhesive manufacturer.
- Clean, potable water
- Stiff bristle brushes (natural fiber or nylon bristle)
- Polyethylene plastic mixing vessel for mixing adhesives and patching mortar
- Razor blade(s)
3.01 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION
- Remove loose dirt and debris from the hole and the surrounding stone surface using a stiff bristle brush. Flush with clean, potable water if necessary and allow to dry.
- Mix patching material following manufacturer's instructions and recommendations. Mix coloring agent with mastic before adding hardener. Mixes should be tested to determine finish color after curing, to achieve best color match with surrounding stone.
- Apply patching material to stone following manufacturer's instructions.
- . When the patching material becomes rubbery, carefully remove excess material using a razor blade. Finish patch surface to match surrounding stone surfaces.
- . Any patches determined unacceptable will be removed and refilled as directed by the Regional Historic Preservation Officer. Unacceptable patches include those showing separation at the edges and/or hairline cracking.