Alfred’s Victorian Restoration Story – with Andy deGruchy
This beautiful late 19th century Hummelstown brownstone was recently restored by deGruchy Masonry Restoration, the Technical Install/Training Team of LimeWorks.us. Using historically appropriate, breathable Natural Hydraulic Lime based materials for repointing the brickwork and repairing the brownstone, this iconic building is now put into an excellent state of conservation. It remains a testament to excellent stewardship of our built heritage thanks to the owner, and lifelong resident of Middletown, PA, Robin Pellegrini.
Taking an architectural conservator’s approach, the team of masons repaired the broken and missing pieces of historic sandstone and lime mortar with environmentally friendly Ecologic® Mortar and Lithomex
Brick and Stone repair material. The team retained as much of the historic fabric as possible by repairing what could be salvaged with these specialty materials. These materials allow the building envelope to process water out naturally through the lime and sandstone because of their effective liquid/vapor transfer properties over any patch material based on Portland cement.
Please take a look at our other videos for the full extent of this remarkable restoration:
True Sustainable Development in Historic Restoration – Alfred’s Victorian – Randy Ruth
Restoring Historic Alfred’s Victorian Brownstone – Randy Ruth
Natural Hydraulic Lime Mortars for Historic Preservation and Their Impact on the Environment – Randy Ruth
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