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Rehabilitation or Restoration for Your Historic Home?

Dec 14, 2017 8:31:00 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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Why Is Ivy Growing on Old Brick a Concern?

Oct 4, 2017 5:54:00 PM 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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What is the Best Kind of Brick Restoration for Your Historic Home?

Jul 4, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

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..

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How to Preserve the History in Your Old DC Brick House

May 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Washington DC’s neighborhoods are renowned for their historic brick houses. The classic beauty found in the design of  these 18th, 19th, and early 20th century residences is legendary. They also..

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What is the Right Way to Rehab Old Houses?

Apr 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

 If you are the recent owner of a historic home in DC, the chances are that you are looking at a renovation project. Preservation of the building's authentic characteristics is critical to..

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Brick Restoration Maintains Historic Homes for the Next Generation

Apr 11, 2017 12:19:42 PM Christina Wilson

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..

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Replacing Original Windows in Historic DC Brick Homes

Apr 4, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

In old and historic homes, the retention of original or existing windows through repair and restoration is always desirable. However, there are situations when the condition of a window clearly..

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Traditional Tuckpointing Needed to Maintain Historic DC Brick Homes

Feb 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

In the historic neighborhoods of Washington DC, brick repair and restoration are essential for preserving the stately old buildings. Well-preserved brick and mortar protects the authenticity of..

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Who Built Your Historic Brick Home and When?

Oct 27, 2016 4:08:08 PM Christina Wilson

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. Now you can use a new free resource made..

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What You Should Know About Painting Exterior Brick

Aug 16, 2016 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Are you thinking about painting the exterior of your historic brick home? Whatever your reasons for a change, think carefully before making that decision. Once you paint brick, you are committed..

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