Stone Repairs At The National Law Enforcement Memorial—Private

Washington, DC, DC

We were contracted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to perform multiple stone patching repairs at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honours federal, state and local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. Designed by architect Davis Buckley, the Memorial sits on three acres of federal park land called Judiciary Square.

Several areas of the marble walls and curbs had succumbed to damage and deterioration, the most prominent being a corner of the large water feature to the south of the memorial. A previously repaired corner had been dislodged from its position by an impact from a service vehicle. The areas of damage were cleaned, squared off and tooled to facilitate patching adhesion. The salvaged pieces were cleaned and reattached using epoxy and mortar adhesives, and stainless steel threaded rod.

Areas of material loss in which no original material was salvaged were cleaned, tooled, and patched with Jahn Restoration Mortars. These patches were textured and pigmented so as to blend in with the surrounding stone. Grout and joint caulking disrupted by the damages was repaired.