A discussion on historic preservation will begin the day with a short walk and talk tour, visually surveying some of the most historic gravestones and monuments in need of repair.
Safe & effective removal of biological activity w/ approved stone cleaners & graffiti removal & prevention. HANDS ON! Adopt a stone and perform the cleaning process yourself.
The most common repair techniques will be discussed and performed including resetting a badly leaning or sunken tablet stone and joining broken gravestone fragments using epoxy, clamps, and bracing techniques.
*If time allows* we will employ an overhead, lifting tripod and demonstrate how to rig and lift monuments safely.
*If time allows* we will review materials required and the process involved in replaced eroded or lost stone with the use of a stone infill material, including preparation, application and curing of mortars.
For further questions or concerns regarding this event contact us! Please feel free to bring water, snacks and a chair for breaks. We recommend wearing closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing if participating.