Renaissance Development Blog


Is It Okay for Your Old Brick to be Covered in Ivy?

Apr 11, 2019 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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Brick Patios Allow Outdoor Living in Comfort AND Privacy

Apr 4, 2019 2:04:49 PM Christina Wilson

When the warm summer evenings begin to lengthen, many homeowners in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods enjoy the comfort and privacy of a backyard patio. These exterior rooms significantly..

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What Is the Best Way to Deal With Bulging Brick Walls?

Mar 28, 2019 4:41:58 PM Christina Wilson


When the winter season is over, owners of old brick homes in the Washington DC areas are advised to inspect the exterior walls of the structures. One of the things to look for is any bulges in..

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What Should I Know About Restoring My Old Home

Mar 21, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

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..

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Do I Need a Renovation Plan For My Old House?

Mar 14, 2019 11:58:11 AM Christina Wilson

Do you own an old house - maybe it's historic - that could use an upgrade? Owners frequently struggle with the decision of what to do first. Old brick row houses in historic neighborhoods present..

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Does Your Old Brick Home Make a Good First Impression?

Mar 7, 2019 12:45:04 PM Christina Wilson

Spring is the time when owners of the historic brick homes in the Washington DC area survey their entry ways. It's hard not to notice the need for some upgrading. If you want to improve your old..

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Are Your Brick Walkways a Disaster in the Light of Spring?

Feb 28, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Is your brick walkway a disaster? Does the front of your home present a safety hazard to pedestrians?  We all love the classic look of clay brick walkways with their deep reds, oranges and browns...

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How to Preserve Your Old Brick Retaining Wall

Feb 21, 2019 4:28:05 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. If you an owner of one of these homes you may be..

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What's the Best Quality for Old Brick Restoration

Feb 14, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The desire to own a piece of history - with the unique workmanship and features of an older homes - motivates many owners. Historical neighborhoods tend to be stable, with well-landscaped streets..

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What Is The Problem With Spot Tuckpointing?

Feb 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

If you are the owner of a brick home, you may be tempted to choose “spot tuckpointing" when you see signs of damage on an otherwise solid wall. Homeowners and contractors alike consider it be an..

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