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Why Restoring Old Windows is Best for Your Historic Home

Oct 24, 2019 3:22:59 PM 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

Fall is the Right Time to Inspect Your Brick Chimney

Oct 17, 2019 2:08:55 PM Christina Wilson

If your historic home has a brick chimney, fall is a good time to have it inspected. The exposed mortar in many Washington DC old brick chimneys is particularly vulnerable to weather damage...

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How to Make Your Fall Home Maintenance a Success

Oct 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

It’s time to get started on your fall home maintenance. You can take measures to prevent winter damage and get a boost in energy efficiency before the weather turns unfriendly. Here are some..

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Do You Know How to Get a Quality Tuckpointing Job?

Sep 27, 2019 12:41:14 PM Christina Wilson

Your old brick home is located in one of the historic neighborhoods in Washington DC. Preserving the unique architectural and design features of your dwelling maintains the desirability of that..

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What Are the Benefits of Historic Designation?

Sep 19, 2019 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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How Does Water Damage Cause Spalling Brick?

Sep 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Owners of old brick houses in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods might notice a crumbling or flaking of the surface of their brickwork. This form of deterioration, known as spalling, usually..

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Can I Save Money With Spot Tuckpointing?

Sep 5, 2019 12:14:23 PM 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 be an..

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What To Do If Your Brick Walkways Are a Disaster?

Aug 29, 2019 5:09:45 PM 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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What is the Best Way to Plan Your Old Home Renovation?

Aug 22, 2019 10:54:34 AM Christina Wilson

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..

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What Should I Know About Water Damage to Old Brick?

Aug 15, 2019 1:43:17 PM Christina Wilson

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..

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