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 be an..Read More
Renaissance Development Blog
Historic Washington DC brick homes give their neighborhoods a classic elegance that is unique to century-old row homes. When restoring one of these structures, homeowners try to integrate modern..Read More
As a preservationist I love the enduring exterior brickwork of the Washington DC area's 100-year-old brick buildings. Whether single owner homes or multiple units, the rich sense of history..Read More
Have you ever noticed a coating of white powdery stuff on your exterior brick walls? The technical name for this white powder is efflorescence. Although undesirable, efflorescence is usually not..Read More
If you own an old or historic home in the Washington DC area, you've probably invested time and resources in renovations and maintenance. Many of these classic old homes still have their original..Read More
Summer is the time for outdoor living. Many homeowners in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods enjoy the comfort and privacy of a backyard patio. Whether entertaining friends or enjoying quiet..Read More
If you are the manager of a brick apartment building or condominium in DC, you pay attention to signs of deterioration in the brick facade. Maybe you're dealing with one of the classic old..Read More
You've just purchased an old DC brick house, and have lots of ideas about what you want to do with it. You can look beyond the neglect to see restored plaster walls, reproduction wall paper and..Read More
Don’t Take Care of Themselves
Maintaining centuries-old structures requires traditional methods and materials … and that means you may not know the right way to handle upkeep of your historic building’s masonry. There’s so much more to tuckpointing than replacing mortar.
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