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Preserving a Buildings Character
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acid added addition allow appearance applied architect architectural avoid brick brick and stone brick or stone building called cause cement changes character chemical clay cleaning coating color completed condition construction contractor course covered cracks create damage damp deterioration dirt drain edges effective efflorescence elements example excessive exterior face finish flashing foundations ground hard historic holes inch indicate installed interior joints layers lead least lime limestone look marble masonry match materials ment metal method moisture moisture problems mortar mortar joints natural necessary original paint particularly patch piece pointing possible Preservation prevent problems protect rain rehabilitation removed repair replaced repointing require result rocks roof salts sand sandstone sometimes spalling stains stone structure stucco surface techniques tion treat treatment units usually wall weather window wood