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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Forms & Publications

Technical Reports

To read or print the PDF of a publication, when available below, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer. DHR also can provide a hardcopy of any of the documents below that are in PDF format. Please use the Publications Order Form (see box to right) and enclose a check payable to DHR for the appropriate postage (as indicated in the form).
Send your orders to: DHR, 2801 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221.

Technical Assistance Articles
The Basics of Moisture Problems - What to Look For and How to Fix It
The Dangers of Burning Paint
Repointing Mortar
Side Swiped: The Truth About Siding
Slate or Slate Substitute?

Technical Updates
Barrier Free Access in Historic Buildings
Burning off Paint
Federal Tax Credit Application Appeal to National Park Service
Lead Paint: Abatement and Mitigation
Pigeon Problems
Retrofitting Historic Windows
Synthetic Siding
Use of Hardiplank (Cementitious Siding) for Rehabilitation Tax Credit Projects

Preservation Briefs

Preservation Briefs. These in-depth reports prepared by the National Park Service provide valuable technical information and tips for important aspects of historic rehabilitation. Follow the Preservation Briefs link to the National Park Service Website for downloadable PDF versions of the briefs. Most Preservation Briefs also are available in print format from the Department of Historic Resources.  See also Interpreting the Standards Bulletins.

Updated: 4.14.16