Building Restoration and Preservation workers seal and repair historically significant buildings and structures.  The Building restoration trade brings together professional craftspeople and artisans with specialized knowledge in masonry, along with craftspeople skilled in reproducing correct replicas of architectural stonework, carvings, and metalwork.

What Do Historic Restoration Workers Do?

Meaningful historical structures often fall into disrepair with time, and historic restoration workers are responsible for respectfully refurbishing and repairing these buildings in order to preserve them for years to come. These workers use careful processes and procedures to preserve and restore historic buildings to their former glory while bringing them up to modern standards of health and safety. They may integrate new technology such as elevators into old buildings, add new floors, repair crumbling walls or foundations, add structural support, or even relocate historical structures to new sites. Many historical structures are made of terra cotta, which is a type of reddish-brown clay, and certain historic restoration workers are trained in carefully restoring this common material where it has been damaged by water or other elements.

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