Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco

Project Profile

  • Structural steel repair; masonry restoration of brick and terra cotta.
  • Everest has been hired to repair the brick on this landmark hotel in the Union Square district.
  • Each corner of the building shows significant vertical cracking along the height of the building.
  • Our first task is to secure the brick to eliminate the risk of "falling hazards".
  • Everest is utilizing a new technology that allows us to weld a rod through the brick directly onto the flange of the structural beam. The rod is then bolted to the outside of the brick.
  • Once the brick is secure our next step is to begin removal of the brick to repair the structural steel.
  • Final phase will be to match four different brick styles and replace the brick at each corner.
  • Terra cotta is presently being surveyed.