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Christina Wilson

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How to Research Your Historic DC Brick Home

Aug 8, 2017 11:48:19 AM Christina Wilson

If you own one of the many historic brick rowhouses in the Washington DC neighborhoods, you are probably curious about who built your home and when. Thanks to the Capitol Hill Restoration Society..

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What's at Stake When You See Crumbling Bricks on Your Home?

Aug 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When I see an old brick house with crumbling or flaking of the surface of the brick wall, I recognize damage. If the brick wall is part of the main structure of the building, the weakening of..

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Traditional Tuckpointing is the Best Method for DC Brick Mortar Repair

Jul 25, 2017 1:33:27 PM Christina Wilson

Owners of historic DC brick homes have likely heard of tuckpointing. Also known as repointing, it is the process by which the facades of brick structures are restored and maintained. Even the most..

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What's Important to Know About Tuckpointing Old Brick?

Jul 18, 2017 12:42:40 PM Christina Wilson

 Historic neighborhoods in Washington DC are well known for their stately and well-preserved old brick homes. Preservation of those unique architectural and design features is essential to..

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What is Brick Spalling and What Should You Do About It?

Jul 11, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When I see an old brick house with crumbling or flaking of the surface of the brick wall, I recognize a type of damage known as spalling brick. If the brick wall is part of the main structure of..

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What is the Best Kind of Brick Restoration for Your Historic Home?

Jul 4, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

In the historic neighborhoods of Washington DC, brick restoration and repair are essential for preserving the stately old buildings. Well-preserved brick and mortar protects the authenticity of..

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How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Historic Brick Home

Jun 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Historic brick homes in DC are known for their unique and stately classic features. However, like their lovely but leaky original windows, many of these features are not as energy efficient as you..

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How to Avoid the "Money Pit" Trap With an Old Home Renovation

Jun 21, 2017 8:39:52 AM Christina Wilson

 You love old houses and have always wanted to find the right one and settle into a long-term restoration project. If affordability is a definite factor, you may be looking for a bargain. The..

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How to Care For Your Historic Brick Home

Jun 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Brick and masonry might be among the longest-lasting, most weatherproof building elements, but old brick buildings still require maintenance and repair. To ensure long-lasting structural..

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How to Preserve Your Urban Garden's Brick Retaining Walls

Jun 6, 2017 1:11:14 PM Christina Wilson

Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods are well known for the old brick retaining walls that support tiered gardens in front of the old homes. Owners know that these hardworking structures add..

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