(469) 766-1167 alan@alanpettingale.com

What He brings



Over twenty years of professional experience in masonry repair systems, site-assessment surveys, forensic testing and implementing a wide range of remedial strategies for masonry stabilization. Expertise in the application of masonry restoration for schools, churches, colleges, historical, residential and commercial buildings. Ability to work well with clients and design professionals to resolve masonry problems. Primary focus on historical and commercial properties requiring highly specialized masonry treatments. Provide constant evaluation of restoration techniques to allow a wealth of innovative solutions for modern strategies in masonry stabilization to be applied effectively and efficiently. Extensive knowledge and experience managing installation teams and subcontractors.

Professional Experience

  • Alanpettingale.com, Masonry Restoration, DFW area, Texas, 2017 to present (owner)
  • Specialized Masonry Restoration, U.S.A. 2003 to 2017 (president and founder)
    Implemented masonry repair and anchor stabilization on a wide variety of structures and buildings, from churches, schools, universities, historical, and historic residential homes.
    • Replaced/installed thousands of remedial wall ties to anchor masonry veneer where existing wall ties have corroded or missing.
    • Applied all forms of traditional lateral restraint anchors in historic buildings to stabilize moving walls.
  • Structural Repair Services, England 1996 to 2003
  • Surveying buildings for wall tie corrosion and research and development of new repair strategies for masonry restoration and training technicians/Crew
  • WT Fixings, England 1994 to 1996
    Subcontractor working on Historic bridges and structures, ranging from viaducts to dock walls in London using a range of diamond coring equipment.
  • Brick Tie LTD , England 1987 to 1994
    Area manager in charge of installing remedial wall ties and quality control, surveying buildings, working with Engineers and Architects

Consulting Relationships

  • Consultant for Tom Witherspoon Engineers TX
  • Consultant for Isbell Engineers TX
  • Consultant for Huckabee Architects and Engineers TX
  • Consultant for Atkinson and Nolan CO
  • Consultant for Whitlock Dalrymple Poston & Associates VA
  • Consultant for Nelson Forensics, Architects and Engineers, TX
  • Consultant for Forensix Consulting, LLC, TX
  • Consultant for Envista Forensics, TX

Projects in US

  • University of Texas, Seven Structures, Denton TX
  • Heard House Museum, McKinney TX
  • Legacy Shopping Mall, Dallas TX
  • McNair School. Denton TX
  • Royse City Church TX
  • Saint Marks Church, Houston TX
  • Westwood Apartments, McKinney TX
  • Kimball Homes, Fort Worth TX
  • University of San Antonio, San Antonio TX
  • Substantial number of residential homes in Texas

Projects in UK

  • Historical Edwardian houses and structures
  • Historical Victorian houses and structures
  • Bridges / Viaducts
  • The oldest was York Wall in Yorkshire built by the Romans
  • Substantial number of residential homes installed with remedial wall ties pre-1945

White Papers

  • The Hidden Problem – A keynote presentation about masonry problems, given to the Foundation Repair Association at there Annual Seminar meeting 2004 and was published in the Fall 2004 issue of On The LEVEL, the association newsletter
  • Article “Stabilizing Traditional Masonry Buildings” by Amy Johnson, which appeared in the Fall of 2007 issue of Traditional Magazine
  • Mr Pettingale was interviewed for Dallas/FortWorth Construction News in August 2005 “Giving all you have got”
  • Consultant in 2008 to Mr Tom Witherspoon PhD P.E. assisting with masonry repair for his book Infrastructure Evaluation Maintenance and Repair
  • Archway Repair – A video for masonry professionals demonstrating the use of the Simpson Heli-Tie™ anchor system to reinforce and repair masonry Archways 2010
  • Wrote a paper for the 11th North American Masonry Conference 2011, “The Use of Lateral Restraint Anchors for Stabilization of Multiwythe Masonry Walls”


  • Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT) Dallas and Houston
  • Foundation Repair Association of Dallas (FRA)
  • Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Historic workshop for Brownsville TX
  • Kimball Homes Corporate TX
  • Masonry Institute of Iowa
  • The Masonry Society in Florida and San Antonio Annual Meeting

Patents & Patents Pending

  • Designed a unique remedial system for anchoring masonry veneer (Patented)
  • Designed a pointing machine for raking out existing mortar joints on Historic buildings (patent pending)
  • Designed a system using the most up to date imaging techniques to install remedial wall ties

Professional Associations

  • The Masonry Society (TMS) Voting member of the Existing Masonry Committee.
  • Foundation Repair Association of Dallas (FRA)
  • Association for Preservation Technology International (APT Texas)

Continuing Education

  • Attended a course in England for Cintec Hark cementitious anchor systems and adapted these for all types of properties and structures.
  • Attended a course in England for specialized anchor systems, Helifix Mortar Bed Reinforcement
  • Member of the Wall tie installers Federation England

Other Information

  • British Army England 1978 to 1986 Honorable discharge
  • Naturalized U.S. Citizen 2010