Historic Preservation Consulting | Lancaster Lime Works

Historic Preservation Consulting


Starting a historic preservation restoration project can be daunting. What are the problems? How serious are they? And in what order should they be repaired? Our historic preservation consulting services can help you develop your scope of work that you can put out to bid. Money is saved when there is a plan and the plan is followed. Call or text us today to discuss!


Lancaster Lime Works are experts in historic building problem discovery. When you call or text please be prepared to supply pictures, property address, approximate date of construction/type, a description of the problem and what you’re requesting us to do so we can provide you with accurate historic preservation consulting recommendations.

Historic building repair and stabilization can be challenging. In today’s world with hundreds of products to do repairs, what’s the best one or approach? Back when your home was built there were few products with hundreds of uses, quite the opposite today.

It’s been said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is prudent to have an overall plan in place, and prioritized, before major work is begun. We’ve been to many homes where the “repair” was approached with a modern building mind set. Such as, “Using a good hard cement and good hard bricks” to solve the problem. The homeowner paid to have the repair work completed but the improper repairs only exacerbated the underlying problem causing new problems. This leaves the homeowner having to pay a second time to correct the improper repairs. They will have to remove the incorrect mortar, and have the work completed correctly. This can cause the building owner to pay three times what it would have otherwise cost to do it correctly.

Lancaster Lime Works are experts at finding hard to locate water issues and presenting permanent solutions! We love what we do!

We have four tiers of historic preservation consulting:

Tier One: We give verbal solutions and you take the notes, etc.

Tier Two: We do a discovery, take the notes, pictures, and provide a written photo report.

Tier Three: We provide complete blue printing of your project with specifications and a Scope Of Work for you to put out to bid.

Tier Four: Includes Tier 3 and we provide training and onsite supervision to ensure the work is done correctly at historic architects/building owners request.


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