316 King Street, Charleston, SC

316 King Street, Charleston, SC: 316 King Street facade after restoration with Keim Royalan Exterior Silicate Finish
316 King Street, Charleston, SC
316 King Street, Charleston, SC
Pictured above: 316 King Street facade after restoration with Keim Royalan Exterior Silicate Finish

About This Project

Marble cladding had been installed, covering the second story windows.  Once removed, the underlying brick had badly discolored and there was serious degradation to brick and mortar.  Broken or spalled bricks were replaced and mortar was re-pointed.  Bricks above the marble cladding had previously been painted, but the paint was badly eroded, and only dry pigment was left on bricks.  New color was matched to remaining pigment.

Challenges It was necessary to mask the replacement bricks as they did not match perfectly the historic brick. New stucco was installed over doorway and around in-set plate glass window.
Solutions Several KEIM systems were considered, but ultimately Royalan Silicate Exterior Finish was chosen for it's weather protection and vapor permeability. It also has the appearance of "lime wash" and is aesthetically compatible with the historic setting.
Architect Nicolai Makemson, Beacon Architectural Associates, Boston, MA
Contractor Capital Ground Construction
Applicator Capital Ground Construction
Type of Project Historic Restoration
Customer Indigo Property Management
Location Charleston, South Carolina (United States)
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