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Christina Wilson

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Why Is Ivy Growing on Old Brick a Concern?

Jun 27, 2019 9:48:58 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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It's Smart to Have a Smart Old Home

Jun 20, 2019 3:19:58 PM Christina Wilson

Technology has changed the way we live in the 21st century. Smart homes are a rapidly growing trend. In a typical smart home, devices and appliances such as the thermostat and the refrigerator can..

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Tuckpointing is Messy. Here's How to Live With It

Jun 13, 2019 4:42:03 PM Christina Wilson

Your gracious DC brick home is showing signs of brick and mortar deterioration, and needs to be  tuckpointed. You have hired a masonry contractor who specializes in historic brick restoration. The..

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Old or Historic? Why Should it Matter to Homeowners?

Jun 6, 2019 10:06:12 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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Does Your Old Brick Retaining Wall Need Help?

May 30, 2019 4:16:57 PM Christina Wilson

Take a walk in one of Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods and notice the brick retaining walls that support tiered gardens in front of the old homes. These gardens are full of colorful and..

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How to Mount a Flag on Your Old Brick Home

May 23, 2019 8:59:59 AM Christina Wilson

In the historic neighborhoods of Washington, DC and Alexandria VA homeowners mount flagpoles to their brick homes. Whether displaying the "Stars and Stripes" to celebrate holidays like Memorial..

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New to Tuckpointing? You'll Need This Checklist

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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