the opening of the Fontainebleau it became the island's premier
resort, the "Crown Jewel of Miami Beach." Every
President since Eisenhower has called it home when visiting
and some of the top entertainers who have stayed or performed
at the resort are Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr. and
Lucille Ball. The resort continues to reflect the gracious
ambiance and prestige it has been famous for since the day it
1998, The Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel called upon Structural Waterproofing
to participate in the exterior renovation. Structural Waterproofing
performed a complete mechanical stripping of 40 year caulk around
windows and doors using pneumatic grinders as well as the aluminum
portion of the window system and all perimeter caulk from aluminum
Upon completion of this procedure, the entire window system was
caulked using a top of the line urethane caulk followed by the
total wet glazing of the glass using a premium silicone caulk.
The exterior masonry was high pressure washed, followed by extensive
concrete patch work. Upon completion of patching all elevations
were primed and double coated with elastomeric coating.
Horizontal balcony surfaces had existing carpet removed. The surfaces
were then scarified with pneumatic grinders; spalled concrete
repaired; and a weephole system installed. The prepared surfaces
were then completed with a unique application of a urethane deck
coating system. All materials used in the waterproofing came as
a result of Structural Waterproofing's recommendations to the
completion of Building 3 in November 2000, this procedure will
have eliminated well over 1,200 independent window and wall leaks.
All work completed received a long term manufacturers warranty.