The ever-changing art form of graffiti is among one of the top acts of vandalism in America. While some instances of the practice are accepted as art, many unpermitted graffiti artists, or "taggers," are resorting to new methods to get their visions on the face of public and private structures. Mascon Restoration offers New York communities a chance to prevent and restore buildings from graffiti damage and other acts of vandalism.
College Point, New York (PRBuzz
) June 1, 2012 -- A recent report from ABC News details a new form of protest happening in Washington, D.C. Activists against the G8 summit are turning to a technologically-enhanced method of graffiti art to spread their messages. The activist group, known as ONE, used a robot-style machine to paint stenciled messages on the streets of the nation's capital. While the group had a permit to use the machine, this act could cause destruction to other structures in the country, as noted by the professionals at the New York-based reconstruction company, Mascon Restoration
Since the popularity of England's graffiti-artist, Banksy, has risen in recent years, many are tagging buildings to encourage positive change. The recent movement by ONE used messages delivered through Twitter to demonstrate a wider voice of concern. The messages were short and sometimes mysterious displaying sentiments, such as "We have the food - let's send it out." This cross-breed between art, vandalism and technology went unrecognized by nearby Secret Service members. In the report, one such member even claimed the incidents are starting to become a problem and require investigation.
While the government may be able to afford graffiti clean-up, Mascon Restoration expresses concern for smaller, lower-income neighborhoods like those in the New York area. "Restoring a building is expensive enough," explains one employee, "but if vandals continue to paint over restored façades, the costs on local governments may never end."
One of Mascon Restoration's core principles is to rejuvenate communities and use old buildings as a canvas to bring new life to dilapidated neighborhoods. The company understands that costs may prevent officials from undertaking restoration efforts, and that is why they work through efficient means and affordable rates.
The company cleans many types of surfaces including stone, brick, marble, and granite. However, cleaning up damaged exteriors does not mean graffiti artists won't return. It is for that reason that Mascon Restoration
provides a unique "graffiti-proofing" service to prevent future damage. Services like this may help struggling local governments avoid unnecessary costs and use funds to restore other essential areas of the community.
At this point, the robotic graffiti tool has only seen minimized use, but many expect that in due time the efforts will become more widespread. Mascon Restoration hopes that authorities will take preventative measures against vandalism before increased graffiti initiatives destroy the appeal of communities all over the nation.
Mascon Restoration is a New York company that offers reconstruction services such as roofing, waterproofing, masonry restoration and many other structural improvements. To assist in the improvement of community appeal, the company provides façade inspection services and conducts Local Law 11 violation removal work. Mascon Restoration professionals are dedicated to customer satisfaction, and do so by providing solid restoration solutions in a timely manner at affordable rates.