First Church of Christ
John Canning & Co. brought in GNCB Engineers to assess the structural integrity of the framing and joists and Canning assessed and documented the failing plaster substrate.
Location: Woodbridge, CT
Built: Circa 1832
Original Architect: Unknown
- Investigation of Historic Materials: Plaster
- Conditions Assessment
- Treatment Report & Documentation
- Plaster Consolidation
- Plaster Stabilization
- Structural Reinforcement
- Plaster Restoration
- Plaster Repairs
- Decorative Painting
- Trompe l'oeil
The ceiling at First Church of Christ had severe cracks and failing plaster throughout the ceiling of the church. Upon further investigation, it was found that the structural support and framing was failing and the original historic plaster was pulling away from the lath. John Canning & Co. brought in GNCB Engineers to assess the structural integrity of the framing and joists and Canning assessed and documented the failing plaster substrate.
Working from above the attic space, the ceiling was consolidated using in adhesive injection system. This reinforced the integrity of the plaster as well as its attachment to the historic wood lath.
Additional projects have also been performed since the initial plaster stabilization. Some of the additional scope included plaster repairs as well as repainting and redecoration that at the sanctuary ceiling. The decoration included the Trompe l'oeil illusionistic painting technique.