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NH Preservation Alliance and Strawbery Banke Museum Partner to Present Workshop: “Wet Basements: Causes, Effects and Solutions to a Common Old House Problem”


Old house owners often struggle with musty, excessively humid and wet basements that can lead to unhealthy living conditions and expensive house repairs. “Whether your water issue is as simple as condensation on your pipes, or as problematic as standing water in your basement, this workshop is for you! We’ll cover everything from basic practical tips to more technical solutions to preventing water infiltration and high humidity levels in your basement," said Beverly Thomas, Program Director at the Preservation Alliance.

Presenters of this workshop, sponsored by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and  Strawbery Banke Museum, will include Rodney Rowland, Director of Facilities and Special Projects, Strawbery Banke Museum, Don Woods, Woods & Co. Civil Engineering and Steve Bedard, Bedard Preservation & Restoration. Learn how proper grade, vapor barriers, perimeter drains, swales, sump pumps and dehumidifiers can be used to improve the environment of old house basements.

Following the presentation, workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the basements of four museum houses, discuss the water mitigation efforts that have been applied, and observe how the recent increase in cyclical ground water levels has affected their results.

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is the statewide, non-profit membership organization which strengthens communities and stimulates local economies by encouraging the protection and revitalization of  historic buildings and places.

More information visit www.nhpreservation.org.

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NH Preservation Alliance and Strawbery Banke Museum Partner to Present Workshop:

“Wet Basements: Causes, Effects and Solutions to a Common Old House Problem”


When: Saturday, October 20, 9am – 12pm
Where: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Cost: Preservation Alliance and Strawbery Banke Museum Members $15; Non-members $20. Preservation Alliance New-member Special $35 (includes program and 1-year Alliance membership). For more information or to register, contact Beverly Thomas, (603)224-2281 or www.nhpreservation.org.

 

Strawbery Banke Museum is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life. The Museum’s restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past, using objects from the museum’s collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate and entertain. More information visit www.strawberybanke.org