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Five Tips for Commercial Building Restoration in Baltimore

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

If you’re considering commercial building restoration in Baltimore, there are plenty of things to do before the work begins. From researching potential tax credits to finding the right contractor, the work that comes before the restoration is as important as the restoration itself. Learn how to go about planning for a building restoration in Baltimore with these tips.

Five Tips for Commercial Building Restoration in Baltimore

Historical Research

If the building is a historical structure, it’s important to brush up on its history. What did the building look like when it was first built? How did it change over the years? What did the surrounding area look like? What was the original function of the building How can you restore the building to its former glory while updating it with modern features and amenities? These are all good questions to ask.

Building Inspection

A building inspection is critical in determining whether you can restore the building at all. A professional inspector can determine if the building is structurally and foundationally sound. A building that does not have both of these characteristics may be more trouble than it’s worth to restore, or it may be impossible to restore at all. It’s important to temper your expectations for the structure with the reality of its condition. If the structure is too far gone, no amount of building restoration work will bring it back.

Tax Credits

Depending on the nature of the structure and the restoration you plan to undergo, you may be able to receive tax credits for your work at local, state, and federal levels. You can learn about tax credits for commercial historical building restoration in Baltimore in our blog.

Budgeting

Every building restoration project is different, so it’s hard to generalize as far as budgets are concerned. However, if there is one safe bet, it’s to expect the unexpected. Plan for the project to go over budget, and make sure you have the funds to account for this contingency.

Finding a Contractor

A contractor can give you an estimate as to the cost and time frame of the work that needs to be done, and can recommend a strategy for restoration that’s in line with your wants and needs for the building. If you’re looking for a commercial building restoration contractor in Baltimore, contact Consolidated Coatings today!

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

Baltimore Building Restoration: Our Vendors and Products

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

This week, we’d like to talk about some of the vendors and products we use in our building restoration services in Baltimore. We place a lot of value on choosing the right product line for our customers, and working with local vendors. Learn more about the products and vendors we use in this week’s blog.

Products

The Sika Product Line

We use the Sika product line in a number of our projects throughout the area. They are the largest manufacturer in the world of one-component polyurethane sealants and adhesives. We use Sika 2C, Sika 123 Plus, and Sikaflex sealants in our building restoration work in Baltimore. Read our blog on the Sika product line to learn more about the advantages of these products.

Loxon Concrete and Masonry Products

For our concrete and masonry restoration work in Baltimore, we recently started using Loxon products. Specifically, we use Loxon concrete and masonry primer/sealer to seal and condition above-grade masonry surfaces, Loxon Topcoat, and Loxon XP as a concrete and masonry primer. Learn more about Loxon products and how we use them in our blog.

Local Vendors

Local vendors we use in our building restoration projects in Baltimore include Sherwin Williams, Pittsburg Paints, Sika, Tremco, Belair Road Supply, Kenseal Construction, and Dow Corning. Working with local vendors comes with a number of benefits, and helps contribute to the local economy. Learn more about why we like working with local vendors in our blog.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

Get a New Look with Building Restoration in Baltimore

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Stone is one of the most beautiful materials for building exteriors in Baltimore. From limestone to marble to granite, the visual appeal of stone is hard to match, and conveys a handsome look for your building’s exterior.

Unfortunately, stone also has a tendency to accumulate lots of foreign particles over the years. Dirt, debris, grime, and other particles that are common in an urban environment build up on stone facades over the years and diminish their natural beauty, turning the building’s exterior from clean and attractive to dark and dull. And not all of this buildup is incidental. Some of it, such as graffiti, is intentional, and can leave your building’s exterior marred.

Building exterior masonry restoration is a process used to clean the exterior of stone buildings. Using industrial strength techniques such as high-pressure hydroblast, wet and dry abrasive blast, environmentally controlled vacublast and horizontal shotblasting, a building exterior restoration contractor in Baltimore can restore your building’s facade to its former glory. Consolidated Coatings has worked to successfully restore all kinds of buildings and all kinds of masonry, from churches and historical sites to limestone, marble, granite and limestone. For all of your building and masonry restoration needs in Baltimore, you can trust the experience of Consolidated Coatings. Contact us today for more information on restoring your building in Baltimore.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

 

Tips for Cleaning Up After a Flood

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

If there’s one word for the clean up process of a flooded building, it is “extensive.” Floods can cause all kinds of water damage to buildings both in the short and long term, which is why it’s important to start dealing with the effects of a flood as soon as it is safe to do so. If your building has recently flooded, here are a few tips for cleaning up.

Tips for Cleaning Up After a Flood

 

Safety First

Before you even enter the building, make sure you take the proper steps to protect yourself. The power to the building should be shut off and an analysis of its structural integrity made before you enter. You’ll also want to wear gear to protect yourself, as the water may be contaminated with bacteria, pesticides, oil, and other substances picked up from the runoff. Waders, rubber gloves, eye protection, and an organic vapor respirator are all advised. Once inside, open windows to ventilate and use a portable fan if possible.

 

Look for Saturation

Find the water line by removing portions of wet walls and insulation. Now measure 15 to 20 inches above it. Everything below this line should be removed and disposed of. If the flooring is removable, remove it and look for saturation underneath.

 

Dry, Discard and Clean

The quicker you begin the drying process the better, as mold can begin to form quickly. Keep the building well ventilated, with air moving and temperatures moderate. Any porous items should be disposed of, as they’ve been contaminated. Clothing, however, can be saved with a soak in detergent and hot water. Clean wall cavities and exposed durable materials with detergent and pressure washing.

 

If you need help cleaning up after a flood, the best course of action is to enlist the services of a building restoration company that knows how to restore previously flooded buildings, ensure they are safe to occupy, and prevent them from suffering future water damage with building waterproofing services. For building restoration from water damage, and waterproofing and protection, contact Considated Coatings in Baltimore today.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

Source

http://www.iicrc.org/consumers/care/water-damage/