Damaged headstone restoration - after

Restoring a beloved memorial

Time, weather and atmospheric pollution can all take their toll on memorial stonework.

Conway Memorials provide a deep cleaning and memorial restoration service that's second to none. We use several techniques to clean and restore faded, eroded and dirty stonework including: sandblasting, power-washing, inscription restoration / renewal, concreting, stone repairs or replacement.

At Conway Memorials we are very experienced with helping our customers in County Clare bring beloved monuments and memorials back to excellent condition. If you would like some advice on the best course to take to clean or restore a memorial please contact Raymond. We are always happy to offer friendly advice and assistance.

A Sympathetic Cleaning, Repair and Restoration Service

Conway Memorials offer a very affordable and comprehensive cleaning, repair and restoration service in County Clare:

  • Stone power-washing
  • Storm damage repairs
  • Sandblasting if required
  • Repairing damaged pieces of graves
  • Replacing parts of a grave where originals are beyond repair
  • Restoration of monuments due to subsidence
  • Deep cleaning of existing monuments and stone work
  • Replacing existing inscriptions

Often existing headstones can be cleaned and restored, and we have a variety of solutions for adding inscriptions or restoring eroded inscriptions.

Example restoration: before & bfter

These memorials were almost black with years of weathering, lichen and moss growth and atmospheric pollution.

With the benefit of deep cleaning of the memorial and kerbing, and new stone chipping, these memorials look beautiful once again.

Before

Damaged grave restoration

After

Damaged grave restoration

Example grave restoration: before & after

This grave was severely affected by natural erosion and lichen growth, as well as having some damaged parts.

Some parts of the grave were replaced, others repaired, and the entire grave was deep cleaned to restore it to excellent condition.

Before

Damaged grave restoration

After

Damaged grave restoration

Example grave restoration: before & after

This grave had a great deal of moss, lichen and other vegetation growth over the surface of the grave, and the stonework was heavily discoloured.

We performed a complete clean on this grave including: clearing away all moss and vegetation, cleaning existing stonework and features, refreshing the inscription, adding new stone chips and new concreting work - the grave is now back to great condition. Please contact Raymond for expert help with restoring a grave in County Clare.

Before

Memorial cleaning : Before

After

Memorial cleaning : After

Example restoration: before & after

As can be seen below, this memorial had been badly affected by weathering, vegetation and lichen growth over many years.

With the benefit of deep cleaning of the memorial, repairs, and replacement of the inscription plaque the difference is amazing. This custom made memorial will look great for many years to come.

Before

Memorial cleaning : Before

After

Memorial cleaning : After

Example headstone restoration: before & after

This headstone had become severely discoloured due to a build-up of lichen, grit and grime.

Thanks to our cleaning process we were able to bring this headstone back to its original colour, and the inscription was restored so that this beautiful headstone looks its best once more.

Before

Damaged headstone restoration : before

After

Damaged headstone restoration : after

Example restoration: extensive storm damage

Severe weather left this grave badly damaged.

This grave suffered extensive storm damage and was restored with new headstone, kerbing and dressing. Part of the original headstone was used as a feature on the grave.

Example grave restoration: before & after

This grave had stone kerbing that had deteriorated over the years, and had become overgrown with grass and other vegetation.

After replacement of the stone kerbing, clearing and cleaning the grave top, adding fresh stone chipping and full cleaning and repairs to the headstone, this grave looks excellent once again.

Before

Damaged headstone restoration Shannon : before

After

Damaged headstone restoration Shannon : after
Grave renovation

Example restoration: grave renovation

A mix of new and old features have been used in the renovation of this grave.

This grave was brought back to great condition by deep cleaning, repairs to stonework, and replacement of some features that were beyond repair.