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..Read More
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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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..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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