Located in downtown Columbus, the Ohio Judicial Center is a 13-story building that was constructed in 1933. In 2018, the state hired Berglund Construction to undertake an extensive exterior restoration project at the historic structure.
Berglund's scope of work includes stone patching, mortar re-pointing, joint sealant, stone masonry restoration cleaning and the application of a clear water repellent sealant at the original stone on the building's penthouse, 11th and 12th floors and base of building. Where new marble panels were installed in 2004, Berglund replaced the sealant with new.
In addition to the building facade, Berglund undertook extensive repairs at the building plazas, fountains and hardscape. At the two fountain pools on the building's plaza, Berglund removed the existing tile, installed a new waterproofing system, and replaced the tile system with basalt pavers. We removed stone and concrete as necessary to replace fountain pumps, piping and repair the function of the fountain systems. And we poured new concrete and reset stone pavers throughout the plazas.
Berglund self-performed all masonry, sealant, waterproofing and concrete work for the project. We successfully coordinated our work to maintain full occupancy of the building during construction operations.