Project Type: Environmental Remediation and Historic Preservation
Project Value: $220,000
This 1890s former textile mill was undergoing an extensive conversion into residential apartments. The new owners planned to remove the painted brick interior back to its natural brick facing. Knowing the potential cost associated with a chemical peeling of the paint, the owner’s acquired the services of EHG to perform wet abrasive blasting to over 125,000 square feet of surface area. The work was extremely delicate in nature and had to meet the strict guidelines of the National Park Service. Seeing that there were millions invested in potential tax credits, the owner could not risk the accidental damage of brick interior surfaces to an untried and unknown technology. Additionally, due to the lead content of the paint, they were facing a potentially costly disposal issue. Read More….