Should You Worry About Ivy Growing on Your Brick Home?

Jul 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

Do you have ivy growing on the walls of your brick home? It can certainly look beautiful — it can add a thick green texture to the wall and give your home a woodsy feel. However, ivy can be..

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Thinking about Enlarging Your Basement Windows?

Jul 7, 2022 1:09:59 PM Christina Wilson

Read below about some useful things to know as you consider larger basement windows to enhance safety, natural light, and fresh air ventilation.

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Summertime Curb Appeal for Historic Brick Houses

Jun 9, 2022 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

There are many ways to increase the curb appeal of historic brick houses in DC and the warm spring and summer months are the best time to act. The home’s landscape, particularly the gardens in front,..

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Wondering How to Mount a Flag on Your Brick Home?

May 19, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

 Summer holidays will be here before we know it and for many homeowners celebrating means mounting a flagpole on their brick homes. Whether displaying the "Stars and Stripes" to celebrate holidays..

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What to Expect During a Tuckpointing Job on Your Home

Apr 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

 

If you own a historic brick rowhouse, it's essential to keep up with the care and maintenance of the brick façade. This necessary maintenance will require consultation and professional tuckpointing..

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How to Maintain the Warmth of Your Interior Brick Wall

Apr 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

So many of the historic brick homes in the Washington DC area display a beautiful exposed interior brick wall. Some are in need of repair, but in many cases, these old brick walls are in good shape..

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The History of Old Brick in the Nation's Capitol

Apr 14, 2022 8:00:00 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 tell..

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Planting Trees and Shrubs Near Your Old Foundation

Mar 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

There are few things as charming as landscaping with an older brick wall as a backdrop. Trees and shrubs add significant curb appeal to your property. Still, they can present some unique challenges..

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Springtime is the Right Time to Inspect Your Old Brick Exterior

Mar 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

 Once the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to check your property for issues that may have arisen over the winter. After a season of extreme weather, it's wise to run through a checklist of..

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Architectural Influences in DC Row Homes: Federal, French, and More

Feb 18, 2022 3:00:19 PM Christina Wilson

Identifying the architectural style of houses in your neighborhood can be fun and fascinating, particularly in DC neighborhoods where many building styles have shaped the landscape. This piece will..

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