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Repairing concrete countertops.


Re-finished concrete counter, better than original!

Does your concrete countertop look dull and worn out?  Is the finish inconsistent, peeling or badly stained?  Mend Restoration is pleased to offer on-site refinishing and sealing to bring your concrete countertop back to life.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The St. Patricks Cathedral utilized the Rotec Vortex to clean the antique marble. This method was chosen because it is very gentle on the stone, and works with friction as well as minor abrasion (crushed glass) to clean the soft marble without harming it. Link to a restoration of the St Patrick Cathedral in New York City using the Rotec Vortex st.patricks_inside700X

Efflorescence removed at Selkirk Montessori

Mend was asked about removing efflorescence from the concrete block facade at the Selkirk Montessori in Victoria, BC.  Sand blasting was not an option, as it would blow out the mortar in between the blocks, and pressure washing did not touch the problem areas. We showed up with our Rotec Vortex system and successfully removed the efflorescence that was seeping from the lime based mortar in quick fashion. selkir_700X535    

Mend joins the Szolyd group of companies

Mend has officially been launched and joins Victoria Stone Design and Szolyd Development.  Our team continues to grow and we expand our reach into full heritage restoration, a perfect fit.


New York City is cleaning its ancient Egyptian monument with lasers

A 69-foot, 3,500-year old granite obelisk has stood in New York City's Central Park for 130 years, and it's never, ever, been cleaned.  

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