• Pool Perfection: Simplifying DIY pool repairs with ABATRON products

    Pool Perfection: Simplifying DIY pool repairs with ABATRON products

    Summer is here and temperatures are rising. What better way to relax than to go for a dip in a nice cool pool right in your back yard? It is a great image, but one that can be quickly shattered by a crack or other surface damage to your pool area. We all know that the initial investment to install a pool can be quite costly, but what buyers often do not know is that professional repairs and maintenance can make a large dent in your wallet as well. You are probably thinking to yourself, “There has to be a better solution”.

  • Brooklyn Navy Yard – Historic Beam and Truss Repair

    Brooklyn Navy Yard – Historic Beam and Truss Repair

    Sitting on docks originally used to build merchant vessels during the American Revolution, the Brooklyn Navy Yard was one of the first five naval ship yards commissioned under President John Adams. The docks and 40 acres of surrounding land were purchased by the Federal Authorities in 1801, and would eventually contain naval offices, storehouses, barracks, and even […]

  • New Orleans Landmark Building Restored

    New Orleans Landmark Building Restored

    The U.S. Customs House in New Orleans is one of the oldest federal buildings in the southern United States.  Since being built in 1848 it has been one of the most important buildings in the city, continually hosting federal offices and courts.  During the Civil War, the building also served as a Union Army prison […]

  • A Labor of Love: Restoring Horse-Drawn Vehicles

    A Labor of Love: Restoring Horse-Drawn Vehicles

    Everybody needs a hobby, or so the old saying goes.  Many take up gardening, fishing, or photography, but Abatron customer, Barbara Lee, of Oregon City, passes the time by bringing antique horse-drawn-carriages back to life.           Before                               […]

  • Restoring Wisconsin: Concrete Baluster Repair Maintains History and Function

    Restoring Wisconsin: Concrete Baluster Repair Maintains History and Function

    Balusters serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose in architectural design.  They’ve been incorporated into building plans since the early Renaissance.  But these features can turn from elegant to eyesore very quickly when in disrepair. One may think of permanence when they hear the word, “concrete”.  However, years of weathering had contributed to chipping, cracking, […]

  • Concrete Sidewalk Repair – ABOCRETE

    Concrete Sidewalk Repair – ABOCRETE

    Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world, so you probably don’t have to go very far to find some that is damaged.  Despite its reputation for strength and durability, cracking, pitting, spalling, and chipping are all extremely common problems with concrete.  A simple stroll around the block and you’ll find a […]

  • Keokuk Union Depot Restoration

    Keokuk Union Depot Restoration

    Elegant architectural designs, prime real estate, and a communal sense of nostalgia are a few of the reasons train depot restorations are taking place all over the country.  From Vermont to California and many places in between, these projects are offering new life for distressed buildings, which with a little bit of love and support, […]

  • Sarco Glazing Compounds FAQ Update

    Sarco Glazing Compounds FAQ Update

    Sarco’s linseed oil-based putties are a true example of getting it right the first time. Manufactured since the 1940s, Sarco stands the test of time, and its products are still the best on the market for re-glazing wood and metal framed windows. Abatron is proud to sell Sarco Dual Glaze Elastic Glazing Compound and Sarco […]

  • Restoric LLC Repairs Wood Windows in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward

    Restoric LLC Repairs Wood Windows in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward

    Abatron’s products are used to restore historic homes and commercial buildings all over the country on a daily basis, but it’s always special when the projects take place right in our own backyard.  Downtown Milwaukee is approximately 35 miles from our manufacturing facility in Kenosha, WI, so when I heard that Restoric, LLC was working […]

  • Saving Face: Castings Return Historic Building to its Original Splendor

    Saving Face: Castings Return Historic Building to its Original Splendor

    The historic Steiner-Lobman building before its new signage was added – photo from www.flickr.com The newly-minted Rushton Stakely building in Montgomery, Alabama has earned its name. The law firm Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A., the building’s namesake, has owned and occupied the Steiner-Lobman building (as it was long known) for decades, slowly restoring the […]

  • Historic Preservation Is All in the Details for Carpenter & Smith Restorations

    Historic Preservation Is All in the Details for Carpenter & Smith Restorations

    Preservation work has kept Pete Nicolazzi busy since 1972, when he founded Carpenter & Smith Restorations. Working in both Illinois and Wisconsin, Nicolazzi offers a broad range of repair, restoration, carpentry, and woodworking services. He even builds tiny houses! Sometimes he’s commissioned to work on large scale projects like the Yorkville Mansion restoration in Yorkville, […]

  • Historic Smith House Paves the Way for Preservation in Brunswick, Georgia

    Historic Smith House Paves the Way for Preservation in Brunswick, Georgia

    Brunswick, Georgia, is about an hour’s drive south of Savannah, a polestar for preservationists and the historic preservation movement. Unfortunately, proximity doesn’t mean nearby cities – like Brunswick – have the same consideration and care for historical homes and buildings. That is, until recently. Taylor Davis graduated from University of Georgia’s Master of Historic Preservation […]