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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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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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Why a Professional Should Remove Paint from Old Brick Facades

May 1, 2020 3:15:36 PM Christina Wilson

Painting over brick has been popular for generations, either to cover old, tired-looking surfaces or to satisfy a particular color preference. If, however, your home’s painted brick - interior or..

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We Are Still Here for You!

Mar 25, 2020 11:37:17 AM 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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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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Removing Stucco to Expose Original Brick

Jan 13, 2020 6:30:00 PM Christina Wilson

Many people purchase or inherit older homes that have layers of stucco covering an older brick and mortar exterior. For those who desire to remove the stucco to reveal the brick and mortar..

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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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Tips for Ice and Snow Removal from DC Brick Steps and Walkways

Nov 28, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

 

The harsh weather of winter adds ice and snow to DC brick walkways and steps. Using salt or other chemical de-icing products to remove ice and snow from brick walkways can damage and stain the..

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