3 Heritage Building Restoration Challenges

The historical and cultural significance of a heritage building is huge. As time passes and outside factors affect the building, however, it will wear down. In this case, a heritage building restoration from mcgillbrothers.com is your best option. 

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  1. Doing Irreparable Damage While Trying To Restore the Heritage Building

Many heritage buildings feature building materials that have not been used in over a century. Such materials are not designed to withstand the abuse that contemporary physical and chemical construction tools cause. 

In many cases, these building materials are also irreplaceable. You could end up permanently destroying a part of your heritage building during the restoration process if you don’t use the right tools. 

  1. Patching Up What You Should Be Replacing

A small hole, short crack, or lone crumbling brick may seem like a harmless cosmetic defect, but it could signal a greater issue with your heritage building that needs to be fixed ASAP. For instance, a crack in the wrong place could indicate foundation issues; a crumbling brick could mean that there has been so much wearing that you need to reinforce the structure.

  1. Making Some Inappropriate Additions to the Heritage Building

You aren’t just trying to make sure that a heritage building is a fully functional structure that can be used for any purpose. You want to restore it to the condition that it was in when it was first constructed. If you started making modern or historically inaccurate additions to the building during the restoration process, then it could lose most of its historical value.