CSINext May 2021 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our May Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Masonry Restoration Systems" Presented by Dennis Rude, Stonecutter and Founder of Cathedral Stone Products, Inc. Mark your calendars for May 6th at 4:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

Construction Specifications Institute

CSINext Chapter
May2021 Meeting

Meeting Date: May 6, 2021
Meeting Time: 4:00pm EDT
Meeting  RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k8HVr3wgTNycF8MLnPuo3w


Presented by: Dennis Rude, Stonecutter and Founder of Cathedral Stone Products, Inc.

About this Course:

Surface preparation is extremely critical with masonry repair and must be treated appropriately. There is more to masonry than just the masonry unit. Without appropriate repairs to eliminate the source of the problem, mortar deterioration will continue and any repointing will have been a waste of time and money. This presentation on masonry restoration will address the common mistakes and share practical solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The truth about Lifts — pointing and patching
  2. The truth about bonding agents
  3. The Low Bid Problem 
  4. Water Repellents and Masonry — What’s important; what’s not

Learning Units will be provided: Yes (LU)

About the Speaker:

Dennis Rude, Stonecutter and Founder of Cathedral Stone Products, Inc.

Dennis Rude began his career as a mason with an apprenticeship with the Stonecutters and Carvers Association of North America in 1961. After serving four years in the United States Navy, he returned and was soon hired as a stonecutter for the Washington National Cathedral. By 1977, he had become superintendent of The National Cathedral's Stone Works and one year later, he became the owner. He renamed it Cathedral Stone Company and began working for local contractors. During that time he cut, carved and set stone on the White House, Smithsonian buildings, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, Pentagon and hundreds of private homes and other institutions.

In 1982, Dennis began importing JAHN mortars to the United States through Cathedral Stone Products, Inc. Today we are the only manufacturer of JAHN Masonry Restoration Systems in the United States. In recent years, he and the company began developing, manufacturing and distributing a full line of biodegradable masonry cleaners, water repellents, potassium silicate coatings, biological treatments, paint strippers, and acrylic coating removers that are fully compatible with each other as well as JAHN Masonry Restoration Systems. 



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