Wilson-Covington Selected to Complete Korner’s Folly Repairs

Wilson-Covington Construction Co. Inc. has been selected to complete extensive structural and masonry repairs to the front and side elevations of Korner’s Folly. The Folly, begun in 1878, has deteriorated over recent years due to age, weather, and traffic along Main Street. Small repairs have been made to the masonry but have included the addition of portland cement that has further eroded the face of the original, handmade bricks. Following approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness by the Forsyth County Historical Resources Commission and issuance of permit, work will commence on the exterior of the structure. The Town of Kernersville has appropriated $135,000 to help fund the repairs.

Wilson-Covington will be adding footings below the front porch walls to help prevent future settling. The area of front porch that extends toward Main Street will be reconstructed with salvaged brick and new, handmade brick from Old Carolina Brick that will be made to match the existing. The masonry knee walls and arches at both side porches will be reconstructed on new footings, again using brick salvaged from the Folly and new brick from Old Carolina.

This project is particularly exciting for Wilson-Covington as the President, Clay V. Ring, Jr., grew up on Salisbury Street behind the Folly and constructed his first home on the next lot north of the Folly.

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Ardmore Addition in Progress

Wilson-Covington is proud to be completing a bedroom addition in the Historic Ardmore neighborhood of Winston-Salem, NC. The addition, combined with a bathroom remodel, will create a new master suite in the home. Work has included installing a masonry retaining wall, concrete piers, and steel posts to carry the load of the new structure. A new deck was also constructed and designed to conform to the curve of the existing driveway. See below for some before and during photographs.

Pressure Treated Pine Shake Installation

Wilson-Covington is experienced in the installation of pressure treated pine shakes. These can be used in natural finish or painted, and in both roofing and siding applications. Here are some photos of the Market- Fire Engine House (constructed in 1803 and reconstructed in 1955) in Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC during and following installation of stained shakes. These shakes work well in both historic restoration work (as they can be grooved to mimic hand split shakes) and new construction.

Wilson-Covington Completes Lowe’s Foods Upfit in Hickory

Wilson-Covington is proud to have completed numerous upfits for Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc. over the last few years. Most recently we have completed a full interior remodel of the Lowe’s Foods in Hickory (Store #153).