(St. Louis, MO, Oct. 10, 2023) Western Specialty Contractors – Little Rock, AR Branch is restoring the façade of the 200 West Capitol high-rise in Little Rock, AR as part of the building’s ongoing maintenance.
Located at 200 West Capitol Ave and originally constructed in 1969, the 24-story office tower is located in the heart of Little Rock’s Business District (Former Bank of America Plaza) and includes a seven-story parking garage. The third-tallest building in the state of Arkansas, the building has views of downtown Little Rock and the Arkansas River.
Property management firm Richardson Properties contracted with Western in June 2023 to replace all the building’s exterior caulk joints and window joints (866 windows), wash and seal its pre-cast concrete façade, plus make miscellaneous concrete repairs.
Using Dow 795 brand products, Western is expected to replace 60,000 LF of total caulk on the high-rise’s façade and make three concrete repairs.
Western’s experts recommend inspecting a building’s caulk joints at least once a year to look for any signs of deterioration, which could include cracking, flaking or missing caulk. When caulk is deteriorating, water can easily seep into a building’s interior, causing unhappy tenants and costly interior damage. On a typical building, these gaps only account for about one percent of the total surface area, but they’re responsible for 90 percent of all the water intrusion problems.
If caulk deterioration is present, Western’s experts recommend having the damaged caulk removed and replaced immediately by a qualified specialty contractor.
Work on the building’s $700,000 façade restoration is on schedule and expected to be completed in February 2024.