Conservation Treatments

Conservation treatments usually combine minimizing deterioration and returning a property to the assumed original state, while maintaining its full integrity. Historic conservation always aims at prolonging the existence of a cultural property, such as historic objects, buildings, and piece of art.

Conservation treatments may include preliminary measures to protect and stabilize the building or item. Distinctive materials, including stone, decorative metals, architectural features, finishes, and elements of characteristic craftsmanship are preserved. After careful evaluation and assessment an appropriate level of intervention is determined. In cases where the level of deterioration requires repair or limited replacement, non-original materials are closely matched to the composition, design, color, and texture of the original. Chemical or physical treatments are as gentle as possible to achieve desired results, and protect the historic material.

We apply the highest standards to our conservation, restoration, and preservation work. Each treatment plan is designed to preserve inherent materials, aesthetics, and artistic intent. Proposed treatments are always a custom solution, tailored to the specific parameters of the project, climate, and the requirements of the client.