Josiah Dennis Manse Museum


The Josiah Dennis Manse Museum, in Dennis, MA, is one of the oldest remaining wood frame structures on Cape Cod. Dating back to 1733 this Federal and State Historic Designated Structure was in need of a careful program of renovation and restoration to preserve the structure for the next 100 years. The renovation work included a new foundation, repairs to the structural wood frame and a complete new mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) system. The MEP system had to be integrated into the building structure so as to not compromise the historical integrity of the existing wood frame and finishes. The new foundation required that the building be lifted off of its deteriorating field stone foundation and a new concrete foundation constructed. An innovated waterproofing system was used to waterproof the basement walls, footings and slab so as to minimize the possibility of water intrusion. NETCO was hired to be the Project Manager/Clerk of the Works for this important restoration project due to its long experience in historical renovation experience as well as experience with difficult foundation projects.

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