It’s the season for entertaining friends and family with warmth and generosity. Nothing is better than a fire crackling in the fireplace to make everyone feel cozy. Do you know if your fireplace..Read More
Renaissance Development Blog
In the season of ice and snow, DC brick walkways and steps become a challenge for homeowners. The problems is that salt or other chemical de-icing products should not be used to remove ice and..Read More
Does your exterior brick inspection reveal signs of weather wear and other types of deterioration? Historic DC homes require a particular expertise for brick restoration and mortar repair. You..Read More
If your historic home has a brick chimney, it may need to be repaired before the winter weather hits. The exposed mortar in many old brick Washington DC chimneys is particularly vulnerable to..Read More
The stately historic brick homes in most DC neighborhoods were constructed with relatively soft, porous bricks and limestone mortar. Many of the interior walls were covered with lime plaster...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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