Structural Stabilization Services

Masonry buildings may experience large-scale changes as a response to damage or as a requirement for successful adaptive reuse. Often, masonry will deteriorate after exposure to moisture and decades of environmental wear. Premier’s experienced team can assess your building’s damage and identify the best approach for repair or reconstruction. Sometimes these repairs are completed by reconstructing portions of a building or the installation of an appropriate structural anchor system. When needed, Premier will partner with architects and engineers to ensure the building is structurally sound and safe. 

Adaptive reuse of historic buildings can call for both functional reconfiguration of a space as well as structural reinforcement. The Premier team works on adaptive reuse projects throughout Philadelphia and have helped to reimagine many of the city’s unused structures. Premier is part of revitalizing our city’s neighborhoods while still retaining their historic buildings and unique sense of place. They do this not only by retrofitting a building to allow for new wall openings, but also by carefully reconstructing structural elements damaged by wear and neglect.

Premier Building Restoration has decades of experience with large-scale masonry reconstruction projects and is qualified to restore your masonry building. Whether your repair or retrofit is required following the failure of materials or is elective to facilitate a change in use; Premier will ensure your alterations are carefully planned and expertly executed. 

Commonly required structural changes:

  • Retrofitting of existing openings
  • Steel lintel replacement
  • Reconstruction of load-bearing walls


  • Helical/ Helifix
  • Cintec™
  • Prosoco Stitch Tie® 

Building anchors are part of a structural anchoring and reinforcement system. These systems can be tailored to meet the specific strengthening and repair requirements of individual projects. Additionally, structural anchor systems allow masonry structures to remain in place while installing an internal reinforcement system. These systems can be extremely valuable to historic masonry buildings that require structural reinforcement, but are also challenged by reconstruction due to cost, accessibility, or availability of materials.

Premier Building Restoration is an approved contractor for Cintec™ Anchor System. Our staff  has completed training from the manufacturer to ensure the systems are correctly installed and maximum benefits are realized for the building. Cintec™ Anchors can be used on an array of masonry materials – stone, concrete, clay, terra cotta, adobe – and can also be used under water and in weak substrates.