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Do You See Water Damage on Your Interior Walls?

Oct 10, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The stately historic brick homes in most DC neighborhoods were constructed with relatively soft, porous bricks and limestone mortar. Many of the interiors were covered with lime plaster...

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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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Look For Water Damage When You Have Spalling Brick

Sep 26, 2017 12:41:12 PM Christina Wilson

Owners of old brick houses in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods might notice a crumbling or flaking of the surface of their brickwork. This form of deterioration, known as spalling, usually..

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Get The Charm of Original Windows and Energy Efficiency

Sep 19, 2017 3:30:26 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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What is Spalling Brick and Why Should You Care?

Sep 12, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

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..

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Fall is the Best Time to Inspect Your Old Brick Chimney

Sep 5, 2017 12:52:18 PM Christina Wilson

If your historic home has a brick chimney, fall is a good time to have it inspected. The exposed mortar in many Washington DC old brick chimneys is particularly vulnerable to weather damage...

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What Is The Problem With Spot Tuckpointing?

Aug 15, 2017 5:07:14 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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What's at Stake When You See Crumbling Bricks on Your Home?

Aug 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

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..

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Traditional Tuckpointing is the Best Method for DC Brick Mortar Repair

Jul 25, 2017 1:33:27 PM Christina Wilson

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..

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What's Important to Know About Tuckpointing Old Brick?

Jul 18, 2017 12:42:40 PM Christina Wilson

 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..

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