On July 4, 1815, Baltimoreans envisioned and commenced the first public monument to George Washington, former President of the United States. This National Historic Landmark, an important symbol of the city, had appeared every bit of its age of nearly 200 years with plaster chips and deteriorating mortar. In 2010, the once leading Baltimore tourist attraction was closed to the public after an engineering study commissioned by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, declared the monument unsafe for visitors.
Located at the center of one of the most beautiful urban spaces in America, this treasure underwent a multimillion dollar restoration to redeem its prominence in Baltimore tourism.
Kenseal Construction Products is proud to have supported aspects of these repairs. A Kenseal Sales Representative supplied Sikacrete 211 SCC Plus to a valued customer who focuses on historic building restoration and was awarded this project. The Monument is located in our Headquarters and Baltimore location’s backyard and improved our neighborhood’s vitality by reopening a place that people care about and want to visit. We were honored to supply a specialty construction product to help make this happen.
The work, including restoration, repainting, cleaning, waterproofing, electrical work, new lighting and a new fence, was completed on time for the monument’s bicentennial on Independence Day in 2015.
Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 14 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.