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Christina Wilson

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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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Consider These Four Benefits of Retaining Walls

Jul 24, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Are there areas of your yard that are difficult to deal with? You may have sloping hills that are difficult to mow or huge puddles whenever it rains. When considering landscaping improvements, you..

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Do You See Bubbling on Your Interior Plaster Walls?

Jul 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The stately historic brick homes in most DC neighborhoods were constructed with relatively soft, porous bricks and limestone mortar. Many of the interiors were covered with lime plaster...

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The Case for Restoring Old Windows in Your Historic Home

Jul 10, 2020 8:30:00 AM 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
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