After WBRC’s complete and historic renovation of the country’s oldest continually operating postal facility in Castine, Maine, WBRC was called upon to review exterior envelope infiltration, moisture and humidity concerns, and indoor mold and air quality problems at the late-19th Century Eastport Customs House, currently occupied by the U.S. Post Office.
This project relied upon a unique understanding of the granite masonry building exterior and included the exterior envelope expertise of Building Envelope Specialists (BES). WBRC and BES used three-dimensional building modeling to first understand how the structure was failing at and within its exterior, and then determined the most cost-effective solutions that met the owner’s criteria.
A thorough exterior renovations package was developed by the design team to address energy, envelope performance, and indoor air quality issues. The project received a 2015 Maine Preservation Award.