Here is a pictorial update on the Wall Repair Project on Heart and Soul Community Church (H&S) meeting facility. Thank you to the Edgewood FMC whose quarterly support of the Rochester Connection funded this project.
A New Kind of “Block” Ministry
THANK YOU! (10/10/14) Keith Snyder (Edgewood FMC); Tim Mitchell from Lithopolis, Ohio; David McKnight, (H & S); and I worked on securing the loose block facade across the front of 1185 N. Clinton. Dick Herman (East Williamson) and Roberts Wesleyan College (Rich Greer) provided the scaffolding, Mendal Dick, (Pearce Memorial) provided the large impact drill unit.
We have been tracking the migration of these large decorative blocks since we began the renovation work in 2008. The goal was to move the loose blocks back into place, re-mortar them, and then use anchor bolts to secure them in place. Moving the block back into place proved impossible without causing further damage to the blocks above and to the integrity of the roof though the bolts did pull them back in a bit (1/4″ to 1/2″). We succeeded in anchoring them with bolts and mortar. As the pictures show the block are now secured and posed no danger of falling.
Some loose paint still needs to be removed along with applying new sealer and fresh paint.
Sometime in the future perhaps we can get them covered and add a “new face” to H&S.
Before & Af ter Pictures. Over the last 6 years the facade blocks had separated and the mortar had all fallen out. (Click on pictures for larger view.)
Work in Progress:
Phase 2A: Re-Sealing the Stucco Wall. (Posted 10.17.14)
As seen in the pictures above, the stucco section of the front wall is deteriorating from moisture and age. These pictures show our attempt to remove loose paint and re-seal the surface as a temporary solution. Thank you to Rick Kinde (Pearce) for his help and RWC for the loan of an additional set of scaffolding. Click for larger view.
Phase 2B: Re-Sealing and re-painting the Stucco Wall. (Posted 10.24.14)
Thank to Ron Gilliam (H&S) and Rick Kinde (Pearce). We (Ron) also cleared the roof, cleaned out the roof drain of the fruit and leaves from the Black Walnut tree, and reset the gutter flashing under the drip edge.