Renaissance Development Blog


Old or Historic? Why Should it Matter to Homeowners?

Jul 31, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When you purchase on an old brick house in the Washington DC area, you have taken a step into history. Many neighborhoods, particularly those located in Historic Districts, are known for their..

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Consider These Four Benefits of Retaining Walls

Jul 24, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Are there areas of your yard that are difficult to deal with? You may have sloping hills that are difficult to mow or huge puddles whenever it rains. When considering landscaping improvements, you..

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Do You See Bubbling on Your Interior Plaster Walls?

Jul 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The stately historic brick homes in most DC neighborhoods were constructed with relatively soft, porous bricks and limestone mortar. Many of the interiors were covered with lime plaster...

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The Case for Restoring Old Windows in Your Historic Home

Jul 10, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson
The windows in historic DC brick homes are frequently an important element of the architectural integrity. Their design, craftsmanship, or other qualities may make them worthy of preservation.  .. Read More

What To Do If Your Brick Walkways Are a Disaster?

Jul 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

IIn the historic neighborhoods of Washington DC, brick walkways and steps of homes, in deep reds, oranges and browns, create unique curb appeal for entryways – until they need repair. Bricks that..

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3 Reasons to Hire a Retaining Wall Contractor for Your Project

Jun 26, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When building a retaining wall, you have two choices. You can either do the project yourself or hire a professional. Trying to build a retaining wall yourself can be time-consuming, costly, and..

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How to Mount a Flag on Your Old Brick Home

Jun 19, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

In the historic neighborhoods of Washington, DC and Alexandria VA homeowners mount flagpoles to their brick homes. Whether displaying the "Stars and Stripes" to celebrate holidays like Memorial..

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Spot Tuckpointing?

Jun 12, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

If you are the owner of a brick home, you may be tempted to choose "spot tuckpointing" when you see signs of damage on an otherwise solid wall. Homeowners and contractors alike consider it to be..

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We Are Here for You ... In Person Again

Jun 8, 2020 1:50:34 PM Christina Wilson

The following information was recently sent to Renaissance customers. We want everyone in the DC service area to know that we are open and continuing to provide tuckpointing and exterior masonry..

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Retaining Walls 101: How to Choose the Best Type of Retaining Wall

Jun 5, 2020 12:33:50 PM Christina Wilson

Several factors need to be considered when choosing to build a retaining wall for residential or commercial use. You'll need to decide what type of structure will work best for your location and..

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