St. Martinus Church / Emslanddom, Haren (Ems), Germany
Facade Protection and Refurbishment, Concrete Protection and Repairs
The neo-baroque parish church of St. Martinus was built as a skeleton structure in a concrete / reinforced concrete construction. The exterior façade showed cracks in the wall shell, plaster and concrete. In addition, cavities, shearing off and spalling of concrete mouldings as well as iron corrosion were found. For a long-term restoration and preservation of the building, the concrete shell was partially replaced by a brick shell. In the course of the renovation, all corroded iron structures were also treated and corrosion protection was applied. Cracks and crevices were filled and decorative elements were preserved or restored. The plaster surfaces were reconstructed according to historical models. They were given a completely new coat of paint for a uniform overall appearance.