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The High Cost of Deferred Maintenance

Nov 12, 2020 7:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

“Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow?” This tongue-in-cheek adage describes many homeowners’ attitudes toward dealing with home maintenance and repairs. Maintenance costs money, and..

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Are Tree Roots Wreaking Havoc in Your Urban Garden?

Oct 29, 2020 2:23:50 PM Christina Wilson

Have you ever encountered a troublesome hump in a patio or on a neighborhood sidewalk, especially when pushing a baby stroller or trying to navigate a wheelchair? If so, you know how tree roots..

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What to Do with the Security Bars on Your Historic Home

Oct 20, 2020 12:55:43 PM Christina Wilson

A question that comes up for the owners of some historic homes in and around Washington, DC, is what to do with the old security bars - sometimes called burglar bars - on the windows. The purpose..

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Patio and Walkway Materials for Your Historic DC Home

Sep 24, 2020 1:38:34 PM Christina Wilson

A well-designed and constructed patio or walkway can provide an outdoor oasis of serenity in even the most bustling urban environment. Add a unique identity and appearance to your home, and..

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Repairing and Replacing Exterior Window Sills on Historic Brick Homes

Sep 10, 2020 7:15:00 PM Christina Wilson

Every owner of an old brick home knows that exterior window sills will show age and weathering, both of which significantly impact a building’s good looks over time. Even more critical than..

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What Are the Benefits of Historic Designation?

Aug 28, 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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What Are the Pros and Cons of a Concrete Driveway?

Aug 21, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

If you're looking to install a new driveway, you're most likely trying to choose between the two most popular materials: asphalt or concrete. Both options are made from similar substances of sand..

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Is Painting the Best Makeover For Your Historic Brick Home?

Aug 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Are you thinking about painting the exterior of your historic brick home? If a home’s brick exterior needs a makeover, painting it can give the property a fresh look, boosting curb appeal and..

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Why Is Ivy Growing on Old Brick a Concern?

Aug 7, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Do you have ivy growing on the walls of your brick home? It can certainly look beautiful, particularly during the warm months when the ivy blooms. It adds a thick green texture to the wall and..

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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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