Every historic home comes with a to-do list of repairs and upgrades. A common challenge to home owners is how to decide which, if any, of the tasks are appropriate for DIY. Even the most handy..Read More
Renaissance Development Blog
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..Read More
When the warm summer evenings begin to lengthen, many homeowners in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods enjoy the comfort and privacy of a backyard patio. These exterior rooms significantly..Read More
When the winter season is over, owners of old brick homes in the Washington DC areas are advised to inspect the exterior walls of the structures. One of the things to look for is any bulges in..Read More
Spring is the time when owners of the historic brick homes in the Washington DC area survey their entry ways. It's hard not to notice the need for some upgrading. If you want to improve your old..Read More
Is your brick walkway a disaster? Does the front of your home present a safety hazard to pedestrians? We all love the classic look of clay brick walkways with their deep reds, oranges and browns...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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