Historic stone preservation and restoration requires a certain knowledge and skill set that goes far beyond that of the average stone and tile restoration contractor. Normal floor or countertop restoration methods are often not appropriate and may even cause damage. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and the tools necessary to be successful in this potentially lucrative sector of the restoration business. This course is taught in a seven hour day beginning at 9:00 am, with breaks provided throughout the day.
About the Instructor
Historic Restoration and Preservation is taught by stone preservation expert, trainer and author Frederick M. Hueston. He is an internationally recognized stone and tile consultant, and the author of more than 27 books and numerous articles on stone and tile. Founder and former owner of the National Training Center for Stone and Masonry, he is now concentrating on full-time teaching, consulting, installation fail investigations and expert witness work in courts worldwide.
- What is Historical Restoration?
- Standards for Rehabilitation and the National Register
- Who’s Who? (Architect, Contractor, Architectural Conservator)
- Repair and Maintenance of Historical Stone Masonry
- Stone Masonry Cleaning
- Cleaning Historic Stone
- Stain Removal
- Long-term Effects of Cleaning
- How to Market Your Services
- How to Communicate with Architects and Conservators