Spring is Here: Check out Some Exciting Changes at Dakota Evans

Welcome to the Dakota Evans Restoration New Website and Blog

It was another long, cold winter here in the Midwest, and I’m willing to bet that most everyone is grateful that nicer weather is finally here.

In the spirit of the new season, growth and renewal, Dakota Evans Restoration would like to welcome you to our new website. We decided to freshen it up, and include even more useful information through our new monthly blog about who we are, and how we can help you on your next masonry restoration project.

You can expect to learn about many aspects of the restoration industry here. We want to help educate you on the latest industry news, so that you can make the most informed decision on your next project….whether it’s a multi-family balcony restoration or replacement, or tuck pointing/masonry restoration for a commercial building, private university or hospital – all of which are the types of projects that Dakota Evans Restoration has extensive expertise working on.

Below are some projects you may want to start thinking about:

Tuck pointing: Another hard winter can always have a negative impact on the exterior masonry of a building. Now is a good time to look around and determine if there are areas where the mortar has failed, or eroded. Efflorescence, which will present itself as white discolorations on the brick, will indicate there is moisture infiltration in the wall.

Balcony Restoration or Replacement: We find that many balconies in multi-family structures need to be replaced due to benign neglect over the years. Since balconies are a limited common element, associations can do one of two things: upkeep is the owner’s responsibility, or the association can shoulder the responsibility to ensure these are safe and sound structures.  However the responsibility is laid out, keeping these structures in a healthy condition is paramount.

Caulking: If you live here in the Midwest, you know that the heating and cooling cycles can be extremely drastic from day to day, as well as through the four seasons. Caulking on all buildings/structures has a life of between 8-11 years. After that life of the product, it will need to be removed or replaced to keep the integrity of the structure. This will save money on energy costs, and keep water infiltration out of the building, along with cluster flies.

Just a few quick tips to ensure you are doing all you can to extend the life of the building you’re charged with overseeing.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions, or would like to discuss a project you are considering.

Chuck McCrimmon

President and Founder

Dakota Evans Restoration