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Vistech, Inc. Project in Hartford, CT
CertaPro Painters® of Mystic-Glastonbury, CT was contacted in May 2020 to help restore the appearance of the Vistech, Inc. building in Hartford, CT. It is a six-story building with almost 30,000 square feet in the southern part of the city, strictly meant for commercial use. CertaPro’s team was called in to power wash the Dryvit EIFS siding and provide a slight color change to the original off white.
Projects of this magnitude have their own set of unique challenges. Strong coordination among the team and proper communication with the building’s management were paramount for smooth operations.
Due to the height of the building, an 80-foot boom lift was used for the hard to reach and high sections of the exterior. This presented a hurdle in making sure the power washer could extend to the more elevated areas of the Vistech, Inc. building.
- Mildew and Algae Accumulation – Mildew and algae added an unappealing look to the exterior of the building
- Cracked Siding – Unnatural cracking was present in the EIFS siding that required caulking to limit exposure
- Worn coloring – The off-white hue needed an update to provide a fresher appeal
- Prep – The exterior of Vistech, Inc. was thoroughly power washed and sealed before modifying the building’s color
- Paint – The building was painted with an SW Loxon paint to stifle the future growth of mildew
PROJECT TIMELINE – 10 days
Before the project began, CertaPro’s team took pictures of the building, documenting the areas of concern and to show the contrast with the end result.
The old color of the building needed to be updated for a fresh new appearance to the building's exterior.
Mildew and Algae Accumulation
Mildew and algae presented a problem due to the years of buildup on the property's exterior.
The EIFS siding had some cracking that needed to be sealed for protection for future exposure and seepage.
The combination of the coloring and dirt buildup left the building with an old and worn look in need of change.
THE FINAL RESULT
CertaPro Painters® of Mystic-Glastonbury, CT snapped images of the building after they finalized the project to show the improvements made to the Vistech, Inc. exterior.
Full Building Cleaning
Vistech, Inc. was thoroughly power washed to remove mildew and algae that had accumulated on the building's exterior.
The buildings color was modified to provide an updated and fresh look to the Hartford, CT property.
Sealed EIFS Siding
The EIFS siding had some unnatural cracking that was meticulously caulked by the CertaPro team.
Refinished and Protected Exterior
The end result of the project provided a fresh new look and multiple levels of protection with the SW Loxon paint and additional caulking.