Tombstones, St. Marx Cemetery, 1030 Vienna

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Our company has been restoring tombstones at the St. Marx Cemetery in Vienna’s third district since 2006. The tasks are different each time, depending on the material and location of the grave: especially those made of calcareous sandstone were seriously damaged through exposure to the elements, salt, and moisture. The tombstones were usually covered with plant growth, in addition to moss (in the cracks or horizontal depressions) and lichen (on the sinter encrustations). The tombstone bases were often overgrown mostly with ivy or other climbing vines. Unchecked root growth had caused damage to the stone. Countless tombstones had broken apart or fallen over completely by the time we arrived. At the core of the assignment was the structural restoration of the objects (new bases fastened with stainless steel joints or pins) and extensive consolidation. The type of stabilization material (Paraloid, silicic acid ester) and application method (brushing on, flushing, immersion) were chosen to fit the particular material and damage profile. Missing parts were replaced mainly by reinforced artificial stone and only to the extent absolutely necessary for the formal interpretation of the object.


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Project Data, 2010 / I and II:
Address: 1030 Vienna, Leberstraße 6–8
Service: Stone restoration
Service period: April to May 2010

Project Data, 2008 / I and II:
Address: 1030 Vienna, Leberstraße 6–8
Service: Stone restoration
Service period: February to July 2008 and May to September 2008

Project Data, 2006/2007:
Address: 1030 Vienna, Leberstraße 6–8
Service: Stone restoration
Service period: September 2006 to May 2007

Before restoration
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