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Lora Thornburg's Blog – July 2011 Archive (2)

Preservation Project Update #4



In my last post, I promised to explain why the iron gates have been removed from the south porch.  The short answer is that some masonry repairs could not be done with them in place.  Of course, if were that simple there would be little to write about!  Read on to learn more about some of the complications we…

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Added by Lora Thornburg on July 23, 2011 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

Preservation Project Update #3

 

Masonry restoration of the south porch is nearing completion!

 

My last update showed how spalls are prepared for patching.  Here is what happens next.  Patching compound, mixed to match the color of the limestone, is packed into the cavity and mounded above the adjacent surfaces (left).  Once it has partially dried, a mason carefully carves the excess away to give a textured surface which matches the original…

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Added by Lora Thornburg on July 4, 2011 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

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