Col. Robert Rae

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Type of Marker: Obelisk
Material: Marble
Issues: Delamination, blistering, tilting
Comments: Stone complete
Recommended Treatment:

  • Using a gantry, lift obelisk to reinforce or reconstruct foundation.
  • Straighten all elements of the obelisk.
  • Repoint all joints with a lime based mortar.
  • Patch and fill all blistering and delaminating sections with a lime based mortar.
  • Gently clean the surface of the stone with a biocide using a soft bristled brush.
  • Treat the stone with an Ethyl Silicate consolidate.

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 532
Cemetery Section: 11

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