Specialty Project of the Year: Witmer Restoration, The Benton Building

Ally D'Ovidio

Congratulations to Witmer Restoration on winning ABC’s Excellence in Construction Specialty Project of the Year Award for the restoration of The Benton Building!

The Charles L Benton Building 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 birds to enter the building. With so much damage, the city needed to restore the building.

Once the interior of the building had undergone modernization and upgrades, it was time to tackle problems on the building’s exterior. Witmer Restoration cleaned 100% of the structure, repaired all of the deficiencies in the limestone, and applied a water repellent to 100% of the building. At the base of the building, hundreds of deteriorated limestone panels were replaced with polished granite.

To learn more about the award-winning restoration of this building, watch the video below.