The Charles L. Benton Buildings sits in downtown Baltimore, housing several government agencies and hundreds of employees. Over the years, the fifteen-story building had deteriorated from natural elements and pollutants. Dark carbon stained the exterior and hundreds of small holes made way for rain water, wind, and even birds to enter the building.
With so much damage, the city needed high-caliber professionals to restore the building to its former beauty. Once the interior of the building had undergone modernizations and upgrades, it was time to bring in The Witmer Group to tackle the problems of the building’s exterior. Our team handled cleaning, repairs, and water sealant, but faced several challenges due to the building’s height and busy location. Swinging scaffolding was suspended by cables from the top of the building in order to clean every inch of the exterior and apply water repellant. Hundreds of deteriorated limestone panels at the base of the building were replaced with highly durable, polished granite. All this work had to take place in a crowded central city, requiring traffic control and overhead protection for pedestrians.
The repaired walls of the Charles L. Benton Building are now telling a completely different story. Between city officials and Witmer Restoration, the building was properly repaired and sealed, even with the challenges of being in a high-traffic area. The Witmer Group showcased exceptional skill and expertise that comes from decades of experience, and once again, the Charles L. Benton building has a polished and professional public image to represent the City of Baltimore.