Historical Restoration with Dry Ice Blasting

Limestone church fire restoration - before & after
Church fire restoration – before & after

What does dry ice blasting have to do with historical building restoration? Our cleaning process is “green”, with no dangerous chemicals, no harsh abrasives, and no secondary waste streams – allowing a SAFE clean that will uncover the beauty and intricacies of historic buildings, monuments.

Our unique process safely restores and cleans historical treasures – in fact,  the dry ice blasting services we’ve performed has been receiving much recognition in the historical communities, and has even been mentioned on the History Channel!

 

 

Dry Ice Blasting for Historical Restoration : How We Do It

Advanced’s processes are the best cleaning method for historical restoration projects due to the need for a non-abrasive and chemical-free process in most historical restoration work. The goal in historical restoration work is to restore a structure to its original state, and to uncover the underlying surfaces of the structure without causing additional damage. Advanced will achieve the desired cleaning results, without damaging the substrate. Often, layers of paint and years of aging will hide the original detail on the structure. Advanced can uncover this intricate detail in a safe efficient manner without compromising the structure itself.

The architects in charge of restoration projects will often address that chemicals, and/or abrasive cleaning not to be used. Chemicals can soak into stone, statues and marble, and abrasive cleaning will scratch, destroy the integrity,or scar the substrate. Again this will potentially alter the integrity of the surface the restores are looking to preserve. Advanced’s cleaning methods are non abrasive and do not incorporate chemicals, making our process ideal for restoring monuments, or statues.

Dr Petr Siegl said it best when asked about the technology of dry ice blasting in Prague historical restoration. “Dry ice is much more sensitive and efficient than older technologies. It is very soft and delicate. In statues, it is important to preserve the age of the statue and its quality. As far as on the Prague Bridge with centuries of sediment, dry ice cleaned the best, compared to any technology, with a defragmentation nozzle.”

The absence of a secondary waste stream is another attractive aspect of contracting Advanced IAQ Care for restoration work. Everything is carefully contained. Our process is environmentally safe and highly recommended. Its unfortunate that there are still cleaning methods that hurt the environment. For more information please contact one of our representatives.

Common Uses of Dry Ice Blasting in Historical Restoration:

  • Clean all types of stone
  • Historical Wood Preservation
  • Smoke Removal
  • Mold Remediation
  • Adhesive Removal
  • Paint Removal

Satisfied customers are using Advanced’s dry ice process in many of the above areas. Advanced has many projects where our cleaning process has been implemented in historic church restoration projects, statues, and many more!

One of our most recent projects was the restoration of a 18th century farmhouse in Basking Ridge NJ, where dry ice was used to restore all the beams to their original beauty. Other projects include recently saving an 18th century playhouse Croton on the Hudson, as well as recently cleaning a Civil War Monument in Highstown, NJ.

Our company offers specialized cleaning. We are excited about each project and take pride in the results!
We are a WBENC company have been incorporated since October of 1997.
We are insured, licensed, ISN safety approved, and very proud of our reputation.

Please feel free to call us with any questions. Let us come see your project and discuss options.