Revitalize Your Fountains
We offer one of the best fountain restoration services in the GTA. Our dedicated team of professionals will take any fountain and revitalize it with new life. Our team will examine the project from top to bottom and evaluate the best way to approach the restoration. We'll work with you to ensure you get exactly what you want with quality beyond your expectations.
Did you know that mechanically operated water fountains have been around since the 15th century, mostly familiar in Italy. Water fountains are now used as landmarks, tourist attractions, show stoppers in malls and parks, spas, and they add serenity to your backyard oasis. As there are many fountains that are aging and require some attention, Fountain Place Company has realized the need to bring these fountains back to life. Whether you need waterproofing, mechanical or electrical work, we are trained to get the job done, properly.
Berkley Restoration Case Study
This rooftop corten water feature was in dire need of restoration while being situated on the 7th floor garden terrace. Due to limitations, we were not able to crane and lift the fountain from the the terrace and it was decided that the restoration would have to happen onsite. With the fountain being located in the King and Berkley area in Toronto this on-site restoration posed many potential problems and challenges to overcome.
The naturally rusting material was used to create an overflowing trough with multiple outlets for a bubbling display, but the designers did not account for the corten to rust and degrade at an expedited rate when constantly submerged in water. All areas of the water feature that were submerged in the lower basin area started to show major signs of damage.
The owners decided to repair the water fountain before the damage worsened to the point of ill-repair.
Our design staff and restoration specialists setout to find the best products available on the market to remove the existing metal that had delaminated from the main structure. Abrasives such as coarse sands and high amounts of air pressure would be needed to get the metal back to a point where a membrane could be installed. The only issue with that was the standard sand blasting assembly was to big for the elevator so specialized compressors and sandblasting media tank with assembly had to be brought in.
Before any sandblasting occurred, a material selection for the metal had to be made. Since this is an uncommon restoration there were no materials that were suggested by any manufacturer, nor specially made.