An early 20th century Kansas City bungalow keeps it's architectural features intact with a wing-wall restoration.
One of the great things about living in a historic home is the authentic architectural elements which make these abodes what they are.
Masonry that is exposed, with no roof or overhang protecting it, is always much more vulnerable to damage from the elements. These higher risk areas include:
Many times, the masonry on these older architectural features and items are so damaged by the elements that they must be reconstructed for proper repair. Such was the situation with this wing wall element at the Kansas City bungalow.
A new foundation and mortar was needed. The existing wall was carefully demolished and all of the historic bricks and stones were carefully salvaged.
The failed and sunken foundation was excavated and a new one was poured. We then closely matched the original lime-based mortar for reconstruction.
The result is that this home will maintain it's historic charming architectural character and authenticity.
Joshua Dunn is the owner of Alliance Restoration LLC, a Kansas City based masonry restoration contractor and consulting service that focuses on traditional methods in masonry construction and up-to-date preservation techniques to maintain our built heritage.