We offer a wide range of specialized restoration skills and experience and are well equipped to restore and preserve your historic structure. Whether it is a complete restoration of a historically significant building or specific repairs, we can provide you with a thorough expert analysis of your property.
As traditional Craftsmen, we take pride in restoring historic structures correctly and beautifully. We often work hand in hand with the client, architect, engineers and other trade professionals who will get the job done professionally, efficiently for many generations to come.
When it comes to historic brick and stone masonry, the mortar utilized is equally important to the integrity of the structure. Historic materials, specifically mortar and brick from pre- 1930 are vastly different than modern materials and necessitate specific knowledge and experience to repair correctly and not cause greater deterioration.
The choice of historic coatings such as paint, lime wash or more decorative coatings in historic buildings often helped define the original aesthetic and spirit for that structure. Many historic buildings express themselves uniquely with their utilization of interior and exterior historical finishes.
The wide variety of historic coatings projects that we will undertake in our restoration projects include mineral solutions that allow the natural breathability of the material, encaustic painting, graining and marbleizing, decorative painting, fresco, and trompe l’oeil.
Proper assessment and diagnosis is a key first step to a successful quality historic coating preservation, rehabilitation, or restoration. In addition, proper handling or abatement is important with historic coatings, as many of the paints used prior to 1978 contained lead or other hazardous materials.
Once it is determined whether one is attempting preservation, rehabilitation, or restoration of the coating, our specialists employ sophisticated equipment to determine the necessary details to ensure a quality, long-lasting and historically appropriate product.