Masonry Restoration - General Service Building at Penn College of Technology
All brick veneered walls and buildings, old and new, are susceptible to deterioration. Exposure to harsh weather, poor construction, and a lack of a complete maintenance plan can lead to failure of any brick veneered structure. The key to staying ahead of the deterioration curve is being able to properly diagnose and understand the visual distress of a building. Once understood, a well thought out preservation plan should be put into action before the conditions turn into a serious issue. The General Service Building is a single-story building located off campus and is utilized as a support facility for the Pennsylvania College of Technology. The building is faced with a red, standard sized, hard fired, clay brick that is laid in a running bond pattern in a grey colored mortar.