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The Case for Restoring Old Windows in Your Historic Home

Jul 10, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson
The windows in historic DC brick homes are frequently an important element of the architectural integrity. Their design, craftsmanship, or other qualities may make them worthy of preservation.  .. Read More

What To Do If Your Brick Walkways Are a Disaster?

Jul 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

IIn the historic neighborhoods of Washington DC, brick walkways and steps of homes, in deep reds, oranges and browns, create unique curb appeal for entryways – until they need repair. Bricks that..

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3 Reasons to Hire a Retaining Wall Contractor for Your Project

Jun 26, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When building a retaining wall, you have two choices. You can either do the project yourself or hire a professional. Trying to build a retaining wall yourself can be time-consuming, costly, and..

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How to Mount a Flag on Your Old Brick Home

Jun 19, 2020 8:30:00 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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What Are the Pros and Cons of Spot Tuckpointing?

Jun 12, 2020 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 to be..

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We Are Here for You ... In Person Again

Jun 8, 2020 1:50:34 PM 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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Retaining Walls 101: How to Choose the Best Type of Retaining Wall

Jun 5, 2020 12:33:50 PM Christina Wilson

Several factors need to be considered when choosing to build a retaining wall for residential or commercial use. You'll need to decide what type of structure will work best for your location and..

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How Hardscaping Complements a Landscape Design

May 29, 2020 1:56:42 PM Christina Wilson

Having a gorgeous outdoor space significantly boosts your home's curb appeal. You can create a functional landscape design with numerous benefits for your property by blending hardscaping and..

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A Patio Adds Privacy and Comfort to Outdoor Living Spaces

May 22, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When the warm summer evenings begin to lengthen, homeowners in Washington DC spend more time outdoors. A backyard patio is the ideal way to expand your home’s living and entertaining space into..

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Isn’t Tuckpointing Bricks the Same as Grouting Tile?

May 15, 2020 3:01:59 PM Christina Wilson

Maintaining older brick structures that were constructed from the late 1700s to around 1944 requires traditional methods and materials. This means that many simple DIY repair methods you find on..

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