Landmark Historical Restorations

Saving Buildings with a Rich History

In today’s world, old buildings often get torn down to make room for new structures. But new doesn’t necessarily mean better. Historic buildings are part of a city’s history. Their architectural design and craftsmanship are reflective of their time and should be preserved.

Rather than demolishing or disposing of historic buildings, restoring them can have a positive impact on a community. Refurbishment doesn’t only save money in terms of building materials and labor; it often preserves a visually interesting, historically significant, architectural gem that couldn’t easily be replicated.

Building Restoration Offers Many Benefits

Dry Building Solutions rehabilitates historical landmarks and commercial buildings, maintaining their unique identity and charm. We believe that restoration is worth the effort and expense knowing that the character, beauty and solidity of the structure have been preserved for another generation.

Preservation is also valuable in maximizing the use of existing materials and infrastructure and reducing waste. It is a green alternative to discarding the original materials and supports sustainability efforts.

Why Choose Dry Building Solutions

With over 50 years of experience as a second-generation waterproofer, Charles Farrell founded and operates Dry Building Solutions. He’s a native New Yorker with unrivaled expertise in repairing, restoring and replacing facades on both commercial and residential buildings.

Charlie’s team includes trained masons who specialize in the removal, installation, restoration and replacement of terracotta, limestone and other stone materials. They can address anything from a minor fix or cosmetic issue to major structural repairs.

As an experienced historic landmark contractor, we can restore historic, cultural, religious, commercial, and government buildings.
Our restoration work may include many elements such as:

  • Flashing details
  • Window and door restoration or replacement
  • Color match terracotta, limestone, etc.
  • Masonry
  • Lintel repairs – arched stone
  • Structural hidden steel repair
  • Custom details, fittings and fixtures
  • Waterproofing

Often, it’s the details of a historic building that make it special – the arch in a doorway, the dove-tailed joinery, the odd nooks and crannies, the hand-carved bannister on the stairs. Those are the unique features that set a historic structure apart from contemporary buildings. We take meticulous care to preserve these qualities that are part of a structure’s aesthetic value.

We’re licensed, fully insured, and OSHA-certified for compliance with all safety regulations. Commercial and residential clients choose Dry Building Solutions for peace of mind, based on our:

  • Years of experience restoring and repairing historic landmarks
  • Capacity to work on large commercial buildings (factories, hospitals, hotels, etc.)
  • Proven track record for solving structural integrity issues
  • Expertise in waterproofing historic buildings

Get a Free Estimate

Contact Dry Building Solutions to restore your historic building. We offer residential and commercial services throughout metro New York (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester County, etc.), New Jersey and Connecticut. We’ll come to your location and provide you with a no-obligation estimate for your restoration project.