For over 50 years, Reginald D. Hough has guided countless renowned architectural concrete projects from the design phase through to completion. As of 2016, RHa has offered self-performing contracting and consulting services related to the repair and restoration of concrete where aesthetics matter. Whether the final presentation calls for a smooth form finish, an intricately detailed profile, or a complete restoration, our highly skilled team of concrete artisans brings experience to each project with one goal in mind - assisting design professionals, owners, and contractors in their effort to restore and maintain the original design intent.
In addition to repair and restoration services, RHa offers an array of options for enhancing or even changing the appearance of existing concrete. Using polymer-modified compounds, custom molds, silicate mineral stains, lime-based plasters, and decorative coatings, our comprehensive surface specialists will work hand in hand with your team to provide the desired finish and profile.
Round Column Repair
Repair of exposed to view round column that collapsed during concrete placement, leaving a large indent in the column profile. Proposed solution was to remove 2" of concrete from entire column and replace, which would impact finish schedule. RHa solution was to square off indent area and build the column back out to the correct profile. Using several different techniques, the column was color matched and textured to the adjacent concrete.
Built in the early 1900s overlooking the Berkshire hills, the iconic Whispering Bench in Tanglewood's Formal Gardens underwent a complete restoration as part of the "Tanglewood Forever" campaign. RHa worked closely with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Reed Hilderbrand, and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) to restore the bench back to its former splendor.
Refinishing of Newly Cast Structures
A private residence located in upstate New York had several newly constructed structures located on the property that exhibited mottling, discoloration, and staining. The design intent was for an as-cast finish that exhibited a consistent cool gray concrete color. The finish was achieved without he use of any topical coatings, parget coats, or stains. All steel form ties left in the wall were treated to prevent further oxidization and future staining issues.