Injections, Grouting & Fills
2.3.0 Costantino Nivola, 1962, Stiles College, Yale University. Saarinen courtyard relief sculpture during treatment.
2.3.1 Selection of appropriate needles, syringes, and grouting materials are specified for injections of cracks and voids.
2.3.2 Bennett Fountain, Weir, New Haven, CT. Overview of injections in marble finial.
2.3.3 Bennett Fountain, Weir, New Haven, CT. Filing crack opening in marble dental.
2.3.4 Noah Webster, Korczak Ziolkowski, 1932, West Hartford, CT. Injecting cracks in Tennessee limestone.
2.3.5 Noah Webster, Korczak Ziolkowski, 1932, West Hartford, CT. Fill tests using like stone aggregate during treatment.
2.3.6 Elizabeth Muzzy, 1722, Olde Burying Ground, Lexington, MA. Injecting thin slate delaminations.
2.3.7 Costantino Nivola, 1962, Morse College, Yale University. 11.5. Detail of grout injection in cracks.
2.3.8 Costantino Nivola, 1962, Morse College, Yale University. Detail of fill.
2.3.9 Plaster Model, Christian Petersen, Christian Petersen Museum, Iowa State University, Ames. Injecting break-line of plaster sculpture.
2.3.10 19th Century Sandstone grave marker, Olde Burying Ground, Lexington, MA. Aggregate and test mortars for fills.
2.3.11 Old Burying Ground, 1729, Bedford MA. Filling split, slate marker.
2.3.12 Abraham Lincoln, Petersen, Christian Petersen Museum, Iowa State University. Filling small plaster losses.
2.3.13 MacKay Memorial Fountain, Batchelder, 1926, Iowa State University, Ames. Loss of ceramic sculpture.
2.3.14 MacKay Memorial Fountain, Batchelder, 1926, Iowa State University, Ames. Inpainting fills.
2.3.15 Captain John and Mary Rider, 1833, Danbury, CT. Overview of mended fragments.
2.3.16 Captain John and Mary Rider, 1833, Danbury, CT. Carving of Jahn patches to match existing text.
Cracks and delaminations generally indicate areas of material failure or fatigue that form unwanted openings into the substrate, typically contributing to further deterioration of the object, including loss. A wide range of factors contribute to crack formation in objects and can vary considerably, depending on basic material categories, such as metal, stone, concrete, plaster, ceramic, etc. The first step in the repair process is to understand the issue at hand: identification of the material type, cause for the material separation, configuration of the cracks, structural threat of the damage, and current/future environmental display conditions. Based on these findings, the appropriate injection materials, grouts and surface fills are selected with an emphasis on substrate and environmental compatibility.
Conserve ART Injections, Grouting & Fills Services:
- Material Analysis & Evaluation
- Surface Preparation
- Injection and Grout Application
- Cementitious and Lime Grouts
- Structural Epoxies
- Polymers, including PVA, Paraloid B-72
- Surface Protection for sensitive materials, including Orvus, Acrylics and Cyclododecane
- Fills with color matched Aggregate
- Composite mortars including Jahn, Edison Coatings & ST. Astier Naturally Hydraulic Lime