Log and Frame Farm House RestorationClarksburg, Maryland
The work on this project consisted of selective demolition and stabilization of a circa 1790s “Tidewater” cabin with a Greek Revival addition. Work was done in accordance with Maryland State Historic Preservation Commission guidelines. When completed, the building is to be used as office space for the Montgomery County School District. All work performed in connection with this contract was completed on time and within budget and included: removing flooring and siding in various areas and marking much of it for future re-use during subsequent phases of work; rigging and lifting the structure to remove deteriorated structural materials and replace them with matching new timbers from our own sawmill using hand-cut joinery that enabled a perfect fit with the existing older timbers; removing and rebuilding deteriorated structural stone walls and re-pointing and repairing salvageable stone walls with similar methods and materials used in original 18th Century construction; repairing the standing-seam metal roof and installing temporary gutters and downspouts; performing site work (i.e., tree removal, excavation, grading, hydro-seeding, etc.) to improve the overall appearance of the property and to ensure positive drainage away from the structure, reducing, if not eliminating, future damage to the structure caused by water; and providing critical analyses of the structure with recommendations for improvements, compliance with MSHPC guidelines and future work on the structure.
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