GFRC Terracotta Replacement and Restoration

GFRC Can Replace Terracotta

GFRC Can Replace Terracotta

Architectural terracotta was used extensively in construction in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Problems often develop with the terracotta due to moisture seepage, which corrodes the metal anchors, and can cause cracking and spalling. GFRC terracotta replacements mitigate these issues with non-porous surface and tensile strength.

Restoration, repair and replacement

Because of its durability, long lifespan, and ability to replicate detail, Stromberg GFRC has been used during the restoration of many old buildings which employed architectural terracotta. Models and molds can be created from old drawings or photographs, and molds can be taken from existing terracotta pieces. Stromberg GFRC terracotta can replicate the look and feel of old fashioned terracotta, and make replacement faster and easier. Stromberg has extensive history in restoration work, both terracotta replacement and other types, including work on state capitals, national historic register properties and other national treasures.  Stromberg GFRC is approved for use as a terracotta replacement, and several Federal, State and local government buildings feature Stromberg GFRC.

Typical terracotta details and elements include:

  • Chimneys
  • Coping
  • Cornice
  • Architectural terra cotta trim
  • Glazed architectural terra cotta
  • Facades
  • Columns
  • Balustrade
  • Parapet

Stromberg GFRC as a terracotta replacement is:

  • lightweight and easier to handle
  • faster to produce
  • faster to erect
  • reduces the loads on the building structure
  • reproduces fine detail and texture and can be molded in complex shapes
  • easier and safer attachment
  • environmentally friendly

When you get Stromberg GFRC to handle your terracotta project, you will get…

      • A company with a strong reputation
      • A company with a proven track record of successful terra cotta replacement projects
      • A company that has experience with projects just like yours

Contact Us Today

 Ready to start your project?  For more information and assistance, please call us at (903) 454-0904 today or email us at [email protected].