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HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION
The objective was to seal 15 vacant, historic buildings against water infiltration. In addition, the project required that walls, floors and ceilings be stabilized against collapse. Section of the roofs had to be repaired or rebuilt and the windows boarded with sufficient louver space to allow a minimum of 4 air exchanges per hour.
Remove all old mortar in the wall, repair broken bricks and replace lime putty mortar.
DRY BARN REPAIRS
The work consisted in Stabilizing of the walls, installation of a new Metal Zinc Roof, gutters, downspouts, boarding up windows with louvers for natural ventilation, brick repair and repointing with lime putty mortar and Paint.
CENTRAL BUILDING ROOF
Inspected waterproof membrane, ply wood underlayment and rafters for damaged rot. Repair or replace is necessary. Replaced hidden cooper guttering.
Mothballed 16 historic buildings at St. Elizabeths Hospital, West Campus, most built in the mid 1800s. Analyzed and duplicated original lime putty mortar, repointed with lime putty using sand from original source found on campus, after removing later emplaced cement mortars. Repaired wooden structures including railings, windows and door frames, repaired roof and eaves. Regraded around building as necessary to improve drainage of water away from buildings.
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