In-Person Lunch & Learn: Historic Masonry Repair & Restoration

September 28 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

1319 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

  • Proof of COVID vaccination is required upon entry
  • Lunch will be provided


Historic Masonry Repair & Restoration

Get an overview of historic masonry wall assemblies and their evolution from mass, to transitional, to cladding systems. This session explores the differences between these systems and how they function. Learn the rationale and methodology for condition assessment and gain insight into common types of deterioration and material characteristics. Understanding the material properties, the type of construction, and its vulnerabilities helps in developing appropriate repair and restoration solutions. Prioritizing repairs, such as protecting horizontal surfaces, integrating new flashings, and repairing steel elements can help to solve the root cause of damage or water infiltration. General appropriate masonry repair and replacement options are discussed for several types of masonry such as brick, terra cotta, stone, cast stone, and their associated mortar. Finally, see how craftworkers that are trained and educated in masonry restoration are assets to project teams and play a significant role in successful historic masonry projects.


Whether you’re building a new home or planning a special project, you’ll find everything you need at a Brickworks Supply Center.

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