04 03 08 Terra Cotta Restoration

04 03 08 Terra Cotta Restoration


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2

Dimensions

8.5" x 11"

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Word Doc

Usage Limit

Unlimited Projects

Section

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Terra Cotta Restoration

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify terra cotta restoration of historic terra cotta using new materials and patching of existing terra cotta.

 

For additional information on this subject, refer to Preservation Brief No. 7 – The Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terra-Cotta by the National Park Service, www.nps.gov.

 

Related SimpleSpecs™ master specifications:

04 03 01 – Masonry Cleaning

04 03 06 – Restoration Mortar 

04 03 07 – Unit Masonry Restoration 

04 05 13 – Masonry Mortaring

07 92 00 – Joint Sealers

 

 

 

Terra Cotta Restoration

       
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