Case Studies

One Riverfront Place, Newport Kentucky                            
One Riverfront Place is located within walking distance from Newport, Kentucky with a great view of Cincinnati, just across the Ohio River. Representatives from the property found our solution to glass, metal and stone restoration through internet research, and were able to see the value in our competitive pricing and aggressive protective treatment warranties.

We were able to restore severely stained windows and frames with the Glass ReSurfacer System and EnviRestore MSR (Metal Stain Remover). After restoration Glass Defender MD and Metal Protector MD were applied to the newly-restored materials. The precast was chemically cleaned with Stone Restore HD and protected with Leach Stop Mineral Leaching Mitigation Treatment. This combination of protective treatments effectively coats the entire building in high-performance silicone in order to help maintain a clean, stain-resistant appearance for years to come.

This work was done as a caveat to a new tenant entering contract to lease out a portion of the building. The work was contracted in mid-September, and was required to be complete by December 31 per the lease agreement. We were able to allocate the necessary crews, due to our flexible company infrastructure and present the work for approval by December 2, almost a month ahead of schedule.

If you have a building with a stone, metal or glass exterior that needs attention such as maintenance, restoration and protection, visit our homepage to complete the Request A Proposal form. If you have questions, contact us at 1-800-693-1228.

Let Presto return your building's surface to a like-new appearance.

Hampton & Hilton Hotels, Charlotte, North Carolina

In September 2015, Presto Restoration Products and Services completed an extensive cleaning and waterproofing project for the Hampton and Hilton Hotels located in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. It was completed in combination with interior renovations, and due to space constraints in loading areas, had to be carefully coordinated. Additionally, the project required special consideration to the local homeowners in the residential towers situated between the two hotels.  Presto insured that cars and personal property would be properly stored and protected during the cleaning process so product residue would not affect them.


Presto used a superior product called Stone Restore CB2, designed to remove heavy biological staining. This solution was applied to clean the two buildings’ entire exterior as well as the numerous ledges on the building. Dow Corning Silicone caulking was installed at the window perimeters and control joints for both properties. Due to years of water penetration of the exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) material, patching and waterproof coatings were applied in several areas in order to carefully match the existing facade.


This project was completed over a period of three months and the property management and guests were more than pleased with the outcome.


To view more projects completed by Presto Restoration Products & Services, visit www.prestopropertyservices.com.  If you need budget numbers for a commercial exterior building restoration, cleaning or protection project, call 1-800-693-1228 to speak with an expert or complete a “Request a Proposal” form on the homepage of our website.




Restoration of Oak View One & Two in Alpharetta, GA


Presto Property Services, Inc. completed the exterior restoration of Oak View One & Two at Sanctuary Park in Alpharetta, Georgia. The project was managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and Choate Construction Co. The entire project was performed using high performance building restoration products created by Presto Restoration Products, Inc.

The two buildings were built in 1996.  Despite standard building maintenance the window glass, precast concrete, and aluminum mullions became severely stained. 

The exterior glass surfaces were most likely stained as a result of a combination of the following issues: 
  1. Minerals leaching from the precast onto flush mounted window systems.
  2. Dish Soap used during the window cleaning process
  3. Tap water used during the window cleaning process
  4. Unprotected glass surfaces
  5. Failed water repellents leaching onto the glass
  6. To learn more about how and why glass becomes stained, follow the preceding link
Presto Property Services, Inc. was included in the RFP for this project. After visiting the site, and performing test areas using Presto Restoration Products, Inc.Presto Property Services, Inc. was awarded the project due to performing a quality test area,  the lowest prices, and the best warranties in the industry.

Please view our slide show demonstrating the condition of the building surfaces prior to restoration, the test areas that were performed to secure the project, and the finished results.

Challenges facing successful performance of this project included cold winter weather, more than average precipitation, and a two month time frame for end of the year completion. Due to exceptional coordination by Choate Construction, and Jones Lang LaSalle's commitment to an end of the year finish date, our restoration contractors were able to work nights and weekends, in order to get the project finished on time. 

The architectural window Glass was restored using the Glass ReSurfacer® System.  As you can see in the slideshow, this system produces some of the most impressive results in our industry.  The products used to restore the glass included Glass ReSurfacer® Final Polish and avarible speed polisher with the Glass ReSurfacer Back Pad andPad. Presto's specialized microfiber towels were also utilized.

The Glass was protected with Glass Defender® MD a high performence silicone protective treatment.

The Precast was cleaned with Stone Restore® HDStone Restore CB2 and Stone Restore CT.

The precast was sealed using LeachStop Mineral Leaching Mitigation Treatment.  This product helps to protect the precast from further staining, damage, and helps to prevent leaching onto flush mount window systems.

The anodized aluminum window frames were restored using EnviRestore® Metal Stain Remover, and protected using Metal Protector®.

These two properties now have the option to use Presto Property Services to perform scheduled maintenance, and receive a Limited Lifetime Warranty.  This warranty  guarantees that as long as these properties are properly serviced and maintained using Presto, any stains forming on the glass will be removed free of charge. To learn more about Presto's specialized maintenance recommendation after restoration visit Increase Your Return on Investment

Thank you Jones Lang LaSalle and Choate Construction Co. for using our products and services.


North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia

Exterior Building Restoration Project by Presto

September 2015, Presto Restoration Products & Services completed an extensive exterior restoration of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in Alpharetta Georgia. The entire building’s exterior surface, including glass, metal and precast concrete was restored and protected using Presto's uniquely designed product line. Nearly 8 miles of caulking on the structure’s joints was replaced using Dow Corning 757 SMS “stain-resistant” silicone caulking. The building’s glass, metal and precast surfaces were restored as well and covered the distance of two football fields.


Many high-rise buildings are constructed similarly and the windows are typically cleaned in a traditional manner every six months only to develop stains on the glass, metal and precast surfaces within a couple of years after restoration. By maintaining the building’s exterior with Presto Restoration Products, the NAMB building can preserve its original appearance and will prevent unnecessary and expensive restoration services from ever being performed again, if maintained properly.


After over a decade of continued use and testing, case-study after case-study proves that Presto’s protective treatments and maintenance process allow building facades to remain stain-free.


The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Product Used

Glass Resurfacer Final Polish 
Glass Defender Primer + HD
Stone Restoration Products
Stone Restoration Procducts
Metal ReSurfacer
Metal Protector HD
Dow Corning 756 SMS


Why Is Presto’s Process So Effective?


There are 4 major differences in Presto Restoration Products & Services’ system versus common industry standard services that help prevent stains from developing on the exterior surfaces:


  • Prestos recommends only deionized water for exterior window cleaning. Many exterior building maintenance companies use dish soap and tap water, which adds to the staining problem.


  • Presto uses high-performance inorganic silicone sealer on precast, Most providers use organic Silane sealers that quickly break down compromising the surface protection and allows leaching from the failed sealer, as well as minerals from precast erosion onto adjacent surfaces.


  • Presto uses newly-developed high-performance inorganic silicone sealers that last 2-3 times longer for glass and metal surfaces and prevents stains for decades.


  • Presto recommends Dow Corning 756 SMS Caulking, which is designed to reduce the run down of stains and can last up to 20 years. Many companies use a lower performing caulking that leaches silicone oils onto adjacent surfaces and will not withstand staining or contributes to staining.


Additionally, the Presto Restoration Products & Services’ Team will continue to monitor the building’s resistance to the elements to ensure its products are performing as expected for years to come.  


For more information visit Presto’s Products or Request a Proposal.





Woodfield Crossing II 
8425 Woodfield Crossing Blvd. Indianapolis, Indiana

In 2013 Presto Property Services was invited to submit pricing on this impressive facility after a recent purchase by Neyer Properties. Upon receipt of the RFP, Presto provided an alternate Scope of Work using Presto Restoration Products to restore the façade. In 2014 The Glass ReSurfacer System produced spotless results on the vision glass, while EnviRestore Metal Stain Remover made the frames look new again. Leachstop was used on the precast after cleaning in order to help prevent future minerals from leaching out of the precast onto the newly restored window glass and frames. 


The following building restoration services were performed at Woodfield Crossing II. Click the service link to view what products we used.


Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotel CNN Center Expansion

100 CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia

In 2009 The Omni Hotel was restored after a tornado devastated Atlanta.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.

Precast Cleaning
Precast Sealing using Silicone
Window Glass Restoration
Window Glass Protection
Window Cleaning
Stainless Steel Restoration
Caulking
Painting
Paver Restoration
Paver Protection
Pressure Washing

11 Alive News did a news story
on Presto during this project
Click here to view the 
news clip.

Presto also made a short time lapse video of our technicians cleaning the building Click hereto view the video.



Carter / Manulife Financial

Eleven Hundred Peachtree Street

1100 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia

In 2007 this building was completely restored using Presto’s products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.

Window Glass Restoration
Window Glass Protection
Precast Cleaning
Precast Sealing using Silicone
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration 
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection 
Polished Granite Restoration 
Polished Granite Protection
Polished Marble Restoration 
Roof Top Steel Beam Restoration & Painting

Click here to watch a video of the condition of the window glass 5 years after restoration.

Click here to watch a video of the condition of the precast concrete 5 years after restoration.




Paragon Centre
6060 Dutchman’s Lane Louisville, KY

In 2014 Presto Property Services was contacted when other contractors were unable to restore the windows and frames on this beautiful two building property. Upon our site visit, we recommended The Glass ReSurfacer System and demonstrated the results for Nicklies Development, the building owners. In addition we recommended Leachstop instead of the 40% silane which was planned during the clean and seal process. Presto Property Services was awarded the exterior restoration as a result of successful demonstrations at the site, and in consideration of our competitive pricing. Nicklies Development needed the work completed within a tight time frame in order to clean the exterior façade and list the fully leased building for sale. We were able to meet their deadlines and provide exceptional restoration results for severely damaged architectural materials.

The following building restoration services were performed at Paragon Centre. Click the service link to view what products we used.



Carter

Lenox Park - 3 Buildings - Atlanta, Georgia 

In 2008 these three buildings were completely restored using Presto's products and services.

When Bellsouth was purchased by AT&T Lenox park came with the deal only the building were dirty, stained and not in the best condition due to lack of proper maintenance. Presto specified products for each restoration services needed for all three buildings.

The following building restoration services were performed at Lenox Park. Click the service link to view what products we used.

Window Glass Restoration
Window Glass Protection
Precast Cleaning
Roof Tile Restoration
Roof Tile Sealing
Precast Sealing Using Silicone
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection



Department of Management Services

The Turlington Building

Tallahassee, Florida

In 2007 4050 Esplanade Way was restored using Presto’s products and services.
The following services were performed:

Aluminum Composite Panel Restoration
Architectural Window Glass Restoration



Fifth Street Management



In 2008, 75 5th Street was restored using Presto’s products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.



Turner Properties, Inc.

CNN Center

190 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, Georgia

From 2001 to 2006 The CNN Center performed numerous restoration projects using Presto.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.

Window Glass Stain Removal
Window Glass Protection
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration 
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection 
Wet Gazing/Caulking Atrium Skylight
Dow Corning 123 Installed
Limestone Control Joint Caulking
Limestone to Metal Window Perimeter Caulking
Limestone Restoration
High Climbing & High Dusting
Window Cleaning




In 20081001 Summit Blvd was cleaned using Presto’s products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.

-Exterior Precast Cleaning




In 2006, 11460 Johns Creek Parkway was restored using Presto’s products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.





Omni Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia

In 2008 the Omni hotel CNN Center limestone façade was restored using Presto’s products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.

Limestone Control Joint Caulking
Limestone to Metal Window Perimeter Caulking
Window Glass Restoration
Window Glass Protection
Overspray Removal



AGCO Corporate Headquarters

4205 River Green Parkway
Duluth, Georgia

In 2005 4205 River Green Parkway was restored using Presto’s products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.

Window Glass Stain Removal
Window Glass Protection
Precast Restoration
Precast Protection
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration 
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection



Highwoods Properties

2400 Century Parkway 
Atlanta, Georgia

In 2004, 2400 Century Parkway was restored using Presto’s products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view the products we used.

Window Glass Restoration
Window Glass Protection
Window Glass Scratch Removal 
Precast Cleaning
Precast Sealing using Silicone
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration 
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection