Looking GOOD, really GOOD!
The exterior of the church has been undergoing extensive spall repairs ("Spall" is when the rebar under the concrete expands and cracks the concrete apart.), smoothing of old patch jobs, and painting! The makai and mauka sides of the church have ONE more coat to go next week. Then DH side is done except for some patch work, and then they will move to the front.
Here's some of the "smoothing" work. The "smoothing" work is different from the spall repair. The spall repairs involve buckling concrete and have to be repaired. The "smoothing" work involves leveling out prior patch jobs and rough areas that became more visible with fresh paint. Basically, on a 100+ year old concrete building, there is no end to this--which would not fit into our budget--so we settled on smoothing out the roughest areas on the makai side which is a main entrance to the church. This is a "before" photo. Look at the photo at the top of this email for the "after" photo. It's like a make-up makeover!