Central State Hospital’s original buildings still house Georgia's largest facility for persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities. These circa 1930s buildings required extensive cleaning and waterproofing work.
A comprehensive analysis determined the best method for cleaning the brick, limestone and concrete buildings without damaging the exterior finishes, and to identify the specific sources of water penetration in the buildings. The buildings were cleaned and sealed; brick and stone joints were pointed; damaged materials were repaired; and new elastomeric sealants were installed. All painted surfaces were cleaned and repainted; and copper gutter systems were repaired and renovated. The finished project provided DHR with clean, waterproofed buildings ready for many years of additional service.