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Can I Save Money With Spot Tuckpointing?

Apr 27, 2018 4:32:52 PM 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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Warning Signs of Old Brick and Mortar Damage

Apr 20, 2018 6:03:29 PM Christina Wilson

Hard winters are reminders of how devastating weather can be on brick facades. The freeze-thaw cycles eventually lead to damage to brick and mortar. Spring is the best time to take stock of your..

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Clean Your Old Brick Facades With Care

Mar 29, 2018 12:29:56 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..

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What Is the Best Masonry Contractor for Your Old Brick Home

Mar 22, 2018 12:08:12 PM Christina Wilson

Does your exterior brick inspection reveal signs of weather wear and other types of deterioration? Spring is the right time to get some expert advice. Historic DC homes require a particular..

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How to Make Old Windows Energy Efficient

Feb 16, 2018 2:00:35 PM Christina Wilson

 “Windows are the eyes of a house.” As the most visible elements of old homes, windows define the character and curb appeal of the buildings. Moreover, they offer clues to the history and..

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How to Tell When Your Old Brick Needs Tuckpointing

Feb 1, 2018 5:43:40 PM Christina Wilson

Owners of a historic DC brick home know that they need to maintain the mortar joints of the old brick facades of their home. Tuckpointing, or repointing, is the process by which the joints are..

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How to Protect Your Pipes In Freezing Weather

Jan 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When water pipes freeze in the cold weather, homeowners face multiple disasters. Aside from the inconvenience of turning on taps that produce no water, there is the potential for water damage to..

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Why Do You See Bubbling on Your Plaster Walls?

Jan 11, 2018 1:42:52 PM Christina Wilson

When owners of historic brick homes in DC neighborhoods notice bubbling on their interior walls they have lots of questions. It's not obvious that both the cause of the interior damage and the..

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How to Identify Warning Signs and Prevent Ice Dams

Dec 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Winter. There’s no avoiding the harsh weather, with its freeze and thaw patterns. While walkways and steps demand immediate attention, there is also the problem of ice forming on the eaves of our..

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What's the Best Way to Remove Ice and Snow From Brick?

Dec 7, 2017 5:21:26 PM Christina Wilson

In the season of ice and snow, DC brick walkways and steps become a challenge for homeowners. The problems is that salt or other chemical de-icing products should not be used to remove ice and..

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