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.
As an architect or building owner, you understand the importance of preserving the integrity and aesthetic appeal of a building. Terra cotta restoration is a specialized process that involves the repair and preservation of terra cotta architectural elements such as decorative facades, cornices, balustrades, and ornamentations.
These elements, often made from terra cotta – a type of fired clay – are not only beautiful but also durable and versatile, and they play an important role in the design and overall aesthetic of the building.
However, over time, terra cotta can suffer from damage due to age, weathering, and other factors, and it may need to be restored in order to maintain the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of the building.
That’s why you should care about terra cotta restoration as an architect or building owner. Neglecting the restoration of these elements can lead to further deterioration and costly repairs down the road, detracting from the overall appearance and value of your property.
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