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Christina Wilson

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When and How Were the Bricks In Your Old House Made?

Apr 27, 2020 10:32:04 AM Christina Wilson

Brick is likely the most popular building material in use today. Throughout the world, builders use various forms and styles of brick to erect every kind of building imaginable. Brick making is an..

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Neighborhood Spirit While Distancing

Apr 16, 2020 4:29:38 PM Christina Wilson

The coronavirus is now the in-your-face reality across the United States, and people are struggling to make the adjustments necessary to remain safe and curtail the outbreak. Washington DC..

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We Are Still Here for You!

Mar 25, 2020 11:37:17 AM Christina Wilson

The following information was recently sent to Renaissance customers. We want everyone in the DC service area to know that we are open and continuing to provide tuckpointing and exterior masonry..

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Curb Appeal for Historic Brick Houses in DC

Mar 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

There are many ways to increase the curb appeal of historic brick houses in DC and the warm spring and summer months are the best time to act. The home’s landscape, particularly the gardens in..

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What Causes Bulging in Brick Walls?

Feb 6, 2020 3:43:25 PM Christina Wilson

As winter turns to spring and warmer temperatures draw us outdoors, you may spot a bulge in your exterior brick walls. This is masonry issue that are not uncommon among old brick buildings in..

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Removing Stucco to Expose Original Brick

Jan 13, 2020 6:30:00 PM Christina Wilson

Many people purchase or inherit older homes that have layers of stucco covering an older brick and mortar exterior. For those who desire to remove the stucco to reveal the brick and mortar..

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What to Ask When You Interview an Architect

Dec 26, 2019 1:54:18 PM Christina Wilson

Many homeowners feel challenged by a major renovation project. If you are planning an upgrade of an old house, hiring the right architect is at the top of your list. Your friends can point you in..

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How to Tell if Your Brick Façade Needs Tuckpointing

Dec 20, 2019 5:24:33 PM Christina Wilson

Brick and mortar structures are considered to be among the most weatherproof and long-lasting buildings. And yet, older brick and mortar homes and businesses will need periodic repairs. Weather..

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Those Picturesque Icicles on Your Roof Mean Trouble

Dec 13, 2019 2:32:27 PM Christina Wilson

Many love the appearance of icicles hanging along the eaves of an old house, but those icy formations mean something ominous is also forming on your roof – ice dams. Freezing weather and plenty of..

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Why Is Traditional Tuckpointing Right for Old Brick?

Dec 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Centuries-old architecture is a vanishing treasure across the United States. And while the battle to preserve beautiful and still-useful old buildings continues, many are unaware of just what is..

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