If your historic home has a brick chimney, it may need to be repaired before the winter weather hits. The exposed mortar in many old brick Washington DC chimneys is particularly vulnerable to..Read More
Renaissance Development Blog
The stately historic brick homes in most DC neighborhoods were constructed with relatively soft, porous bricks and limestone mortar. Many of the interior walls were covered with lime plaster...Read More
As a preservationist I love the enduring exterior brickwork of the Washington DC area's 100-year-old brick homes. The rich sense of history conveyed by these historic buildings is irreplaceable...Read More
It’s not too early to tackle the yearly checkup of your old brick home. You don't need to hire a pro to get started, although it may be warranted under certain circumstances. You can take measures..Read More
Owners of historic brick homes in DC often face structural challenges to the exterior of their homes - repair and maintenance of brick facades, steps and walkways that require professional..Read More
Homes in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods are well known for their brick row houses. These 18th, 19th, and early 20th century brick residences tell a story of industrialization and urban..Read More
Of course, you love that classic historic house. You can picture how it will complement the other restored homes in the neighborhood. Before you allow that image to lull you into a decision,..Read More
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..Read More
Don’t Take Care of Themselves
Maintaining centuries-old structures requires traditional methods and materials … and that means you may not know the right way to handle upkeep of your historic building’s masonry. There’s so much more to tuckpointing than replacing mortar.
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