Danielle Keperling
Central Pennsylvania Preservation Society


Wednesday June 27, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 

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Historic Restorations
341 E. Liberty Street
Building #2
Lancaster, PA 17602

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Use of Lime-Based Mortar in Historic Restorations

 Randy Ruth

This evening's talk and demonstration will offer three segments  - attend one, attend them all, it's your choice!

Historic Mortars: The Chemistry that Binds our Build Environment will review the use and development of masonry mortars spanning over nearly 5,000 years, as well as the basic chemistry of mortar manufacture and application and the role it plays in masonry buildings today and prior to 1870.

Masonry Preservation: Technical Applications of Common Masonry Problems will dive deeper into the application of different types of mortars to solve common masonry issues.  Benefits of lime mortars will be discussed - including suitable Portland cement applications.  Silicate consolidants, stains, and paints will be touched on regarding painting new buildings and preserving older structures.

Preservation & Sustainability will bring together the history and preservation of masonry and mortars to show how the preservation of masonry structures via adaptive reuse i skey tot the sustainability of a community.  Concepts such as urban planning and architectural significance will be touched on, as well as traditional building methods for low-rise new construction and how it affects a local economy.

Central Pennsylvania Preservation Society is offering this event on a free will donation basis.  Your support and donations will help us continue our mission of providing a collaborative community of education and networking for the preservation community.