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May 16, 2019 1:43:10 PM Christina Wilson

The bricks that make up your old home’s façade are durable enough to last for about a century. However, the mortar that holds them together is another story. It will most likely have to be..

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What You Should Know About Painting Your Old Brick House

May 10, 2019 3:39:41 PM 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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Do You Know Why Your Historic Home is Made of Brick?

May 2, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Washington DC’s neighborhoods are renowned for their historic brick houses. The classic beauty found in the design of  these 18th, 19th, and early 20th century residences is legendary. They also..

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What Property Managers Need to Know About Old Brick

Apr 25, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Among the historic brick homes in DC's neighborhoods are some vintage brick apartment buildings. Property managers of these old structures seek cost-effective ways to carry out needed repairs..

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Is DIY the Best Approach to Your Old Home Renovation?

Apr 18, 2019 5:08:41 PM Christina Wilson

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..

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Is It Okay for Your Old Brick to be Covered in Ivy?

Apr 11, 2019 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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Brick Patios Allow Outdoor Living in Comfort AND Privacy

Apr 4, 2019 2:04:49 PM Christina Wilson

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..

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What Is the Best Way to Deal With Bulging Brick Walls?

Mar 28, 2019 4:41:58 PM Christina Wilson

 

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..

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What Should I Know About Restoring My Old Home

Mar 21, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Ownership of an old brick home in one of DC’s historic neighborhoods comes with a unique set of responsibilities and decisions. Unlike owners of newer and more modern homes, you face the challenge..

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Do I Need a Renovation Plan For My Old House?

Mar 14, 2019 11:58:11 AM Christina Wilson

Do you own an old house - maybe it's historic - that could use an upgrade? Owners frequently struggle with the decision of what to do first. Old brick row houses in historic neighborhoods present..

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