PHONE: 314-743-0669

James G Staat Tuckpoointing and Waterproofing


James G. Staat Tuckpointing & Waterproofing Inc. is dedicated to bringing its clients the highest quality work in the fields of tuckpointing, masonry restoration, brick cleaning, joint sealants, water-proofing, stain and graffiti removal.

ABOUT 6138-6146 DELMAR

Built in 1923 and designed by Norman B. Howard, who was responsible  for several of the commercial designs in the neighborhood, the 6138-40 Delmar Commercial Building is one of the most unusual commercial buildings along Delmar Boulevard.  The 6138-40 Delmar Commercial Building played an important role in supporting commercial vitality of the business district, providing two storefronts on the first floor and two residential units on the second floor.  Because of its unusual stylistic design, this building is considered by those in the historical preservation realm to be one of the more architecturally significant commercial buildings in the business district.  Prior to the restoration, the building was in relatively poor  shape due to neglect and previous poor restoration efforts.  James G. Staat Tuckpointing and Waterproofing Inc. employed dramatic restoration procedures.  All the tuckpointing of the building had to be done in accordance with the proper historical standards.  The result was quite striking.  The 6138-46 Delmar Commercial Buildings won a 2004's Most Enhanced Award from Landmarks Association of St. Louis. 



General Contractor:
ICON Construction


"On the two historic rehabilitation projects at 6136-40 and 6142-46 Delmar, Staat Tuckpointing faced both the consequences of sever neglect and previous poor repointing efforts.  Although these look like simple projects, in reality, they were quite complex, including areas on the facade that required matching with salvaged brick due to damaged bricks.  They impressed me with both their knowledge of accepted masonry preservation practices, and the care and skill with which they repaired damaged walls and repointed both buildings.  Only the best masons can successfully complete this kind of work so well that you cannot see where they had been working on the finished project, and Staat certainly did that with these projects."

Karen Bode Baxter
Historical Preservation Consultant

Phone: 314-743-0669 Fax: 314-743-0671