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Fountain Repair and Restoration

  • Granite Fountain Restored
    Here is a view of the entire fountain. We repaired and refinished the bottom portion of the fountain.
  • Damaged Granite and Grout Lines
    Notice the chemical damage to the surface of the granite.
  • Tile and Grout Repair
    In some places, tiles were loose or missing.
  • Granite Repair
    Pieces of the granite sides had become dislodged and damaged.
  • Granite-and-Tile-Repaired2
    We repaired the damage to the granite and restored the beauty and elegance of this fountain.


At the San Diego International Airport this beautiful fountain had damage as a result of long-term water exposure. The chemicals used to keep the water clean had taken a toll on the black granite, which had a lifeless gray appearance. Some of the granite edge pieces were ready to separate from the backing.

The grout lines at the base of the fountain had portions that were eroded or missing. Many of the tiny blue tiles on the fountain base were loose.

Our Solution

We drained the fountain and allowed it to dry completely. We removed, cleaned, and then reattached all the loose pieces of granite and tile and replaced the missing grout. Finally, we honed, polished, and sealed the granite, restoring its clarity and dark, elegant shine.

To learn more, visit our Granite Services page.

Are you a commercial or retail property owner or manager in the San Diego area? Do you have a fountain or monument that needs professional cleaning or restoration? Contact us online or give us a call at (619) 231-7752 or (760) 788-9400.