Category Archives: Past Repair

How to Save Money with your Historic Restoration Project

Picking the Right Product for the Job Labor, materials, consultations, and other similar expenses are all factors that can really rack the price up of any restoration or construction project. Everyone would agree that the lower the cost of these expenses the better; however, always choosing the cheapest option may not be in the best […]

LOG CHINKING, YE ALDE CALK, MEND THE GAP BETWEEN BRICK/STONE AND FRAMES

If you have a “chink” in the armor of a building it is usually due to different or moving materials coming together and the need for a filler that accommodates the differential in movement between the two masses. Plastics may work but many owners wanting to go green don’t want that between their logs in […]

Historic Lime Stucco and Plaster Repair in New Jersey

The Technical Install Team of LimeWorks.us was called in to reverse some of the inappropriate finish that had occurred over the years at this Historic New Jersey home. When the team arrived they found this 19th century brick home covered in layers of peeling latex paint and years of well meaning repair attempts using harmful […]

The Mysterious Newport Tower, Restored Using Natural Hydraulic Lime

The Newport Tower is a peculiarly placed piece of stonework.  It currently resides in Touro Park surrounded by one of the ritziest resorts on the eastern seaboard.  Often called the “Old Mill”, it’s generally accepted to have once been a windmill built in the mid 17th Century. But some believe it was built much earlier either […]

Restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue in New York City with Ecologic™ Mortar

In the heart of what is now Chinatown on the Lower East Side in Manhattan lives the Eldridge Street Synagogue. A very important Jewish Synagogue built in the late 1800s, it was the first synagogue to be built by the Eastern European Jews emigrating from Russia, Romania and Poland. The synagogue flourished for its first […]

Checking up on the Lithomex Repairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A team from LimeWorks.us recently ventured up to NYC. While there, they took some time to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art where a repair campaign in 2005 used St. Astier Lithomex to do a number of repairs on the Fifth Avenue street facade. Lithomex is a Natural Hydraulic Lime based stone and brick repair […]