Keeping the Mill’s Walls Standing

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Stabilizing the Chapman – Beverley Mill Walls

 

Turn the Mill Around Campaign faced a very big problem when it took over management of the Mill in 1998. The fire that year had left the walls of the structure fragile and in danger of collapse.  TTMAC contacted numerous companies about stabilizing the ruins, but each considered the walls too delicate to save.

Workers Installing Cintec Anchors

Workers Installing Cintec Anchors

Finally, TTMAC contacted Cintec, a preservation business known for stabilizing European castle ruins. Cintec devised a plan to strengthen the walls one at a time. Beginning on the South wall (the most fragile), Cintec workers drilled down through the wall from top to bottom inserting a strengthening rod and filling the void with a mortar-like substance.  The South wall was completed in 2004 and by 2006 the whole structure had undergone the Cintec internal anchoring system process!

For an in-depth explanation of how Cintec anchors work and how they’re installed, take a look at the stabilization of the Baltimore Basilica.

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