The Casa de Estudillo in Old Town San Diego is a historic adobe house in Old Town San Diego in San Diego, California. Constructed in 1827, it was once considered one of the finest houses in Mexican California. The house has recently been undergoing restoration on the exterior walls. NHL 3.5 and EcoMortar® were applied on the outside of the adobe structure.
First built in 1771, the Carmel mission is in the midst of its third renovation. In need of some serious repair due to damage from previous restorations where cement was used, NHL 2, 3.5, and 5 was used. In particular, the dome needed some special attention requiring some lime injection and use of NHL 3.5 to fill the cavities. NHL 2 was used to coat the dome to allow for some flexibility and then finished with a lime wash. NHL 5 was used in some lower areas of the mission that required some sloping.
The Casa Juan de Anza, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1799. The adobe walls were covered with lime plaster and lime wash, and are being restored to their prime appearance using Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes.
Photo Credit: Casa Juan de Anza Adobe Courtesy of Zee Geezer, Flickr’s Creative Commons & J G Plastering, Inc.
The Officers’ Club is one of San Francisco’s oldest buildings and was part of the original Spanish Presidio constructed in the late eighteenth century. It is undergoing a comprehensive historic rehabilitation that will return the beloved icon to its former grandeur. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars are used for stone setting as well as plastering on the original adobe walls. More information and videos on http://www.presidio.gov/about/Pages/officers-club-rehabilitation.aspx
Mission San Miguel was founded in 1797 by the Franciscan order. Today the mission remains in use. The San Simeon Earthquake of December 2003 caused extensive damage. Conservators and Engineers turned to Saint Astier® limes in their quest to restore the mission. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes were extensively specified for reinforcement masonry and renders.
Ongoing restoration and maintenance with NHL plasters on adobe after failure of cement based repairs. View more information on this project.