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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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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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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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What Happens When There is Water Damage to Mortar?

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

The battle between moisture and structural deterioration has lasted since man first erected a structure, and it will continue. Masonry systems are designed to prevent the intrusion of natural..

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Do You Know How to Get a Quality Tuckpointing Job?

Sep 27, 2019 12:41:14 PM Christina Wilson

Your old brick home is located in one of the historic neighborhoods in Washington DC. Preserving the unique architectural and design features of your dwelling maintains the desirability of that..

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What Are the Benefits of Historic Designation?

Sep 19, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When you purchase on an old brick house in the Washington DC area, you have taken a step into history. Many neighborhoods, particularly those located in Historic Districts, are known for their..

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How to Clean Old Brick Facades With Care

Aug 8, 2019 5:21:40 PM Christina Wilson

Brick and masonry might be among the longest-lasting, most weatherproof building elements, but old brick buildings still require maintenance and repair. To ensure long-lasting structural integrity,..

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Tuckpointing is Messy. Here's How to Live With It

Jun 13, 2019 4:42:03 PM Christina Wilson

Your gracious DC brick home is showing signs of brick and mortar deterioration, and needs to be  tuckpointed. You have hired a masonry contractor who specializes in historic brick restoration. The..

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Old or Historic? Why Should it Matter to Homeowners?

Jun 6, 2019 10:06:12 AM Christina Wilson

When you purchase on an old brick house in the Washington DC area, you have taken a step into history. Many neighborhoods, particularly those located in Historic Districts, are known for their..

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New to Tuckpointing? You'll Need This Checklist

May 16, 2019 1:43:10 PM Christina Wilson

The bricks that make up your old home’s façade are durable enough to last for about a century. However, the mortar that holds them together is another story. It will most likely have to be..

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