Christina Wilson

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Don’t Power Wash: Here’s How to Safely Clean Historic Old Brick

Jul 13, 2023 8:15:00 AM Christina Wilson

Old brick surfaces are beautiful and retain a classic appeal on any home or building. However, these surfaces can become dirty and weathered over time, leading many Washington D.C. homeowners to turn..

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Foundation Plantings and Old Brick: Aesthetic Appeal or Hidden Danger?

Jun 29, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When it comes to foundation plantings at your beautiful historic brick home, there are some special considerations that must be taken. The trees and shrubs planted years ago for curb appeal can cause..

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What's an Urban Garden? A New Way to Beautify Your Outdoor Space in DC

Jun 22, 2023 8:15:00 AM Christina Wilson

When you own a historic brick home, you are often challenged to create curb appeal in little squares of real estate locked between concrete and brick. There are those who imply that these yards which..

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Enhance Your Summer Curb Appeal with a Beautiful Historic Urban Garden

Jun 15, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

As you're planning for an urban garden for your historic brick home, it’s quite charming to choose classic landscaping plants. Some homeowners may prefer a historically-accurate garden that is an..

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Summer is the Perfect Time for Preserving Those Historic Brick Steps

Jun 8, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Warm summer evenings can evoke nostalgic memories of a time when neighbors would gather on the front steps, sipping cool drinks and sharing stories about work, family, and the community. The brick..

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Is a Permit Required for a Tuckpointing Job on my Historic Brick Home?

Jun 1, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The sturdy construction, character, and timeless exteriors of historic properties exude lots of charm and curb appeal, so it's no wonder they continue to be popular investments for home buyers. The..

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Create Superior Summer Curb Appeal for Your Brick Home

May 25, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the warm days of summer approach, you likely spend a lot of time setting up your backyard patio and garden. Once everything is clean, fresh, and ready for entertaining, you’ll happily welcome your..

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How to Install a Flagpole on Historic Brick for Year-Round Curb Appeal

May 18, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

As Memorial Day approaches, it’s a great opportunity to add some character to the exterior of your historic brick home. Setting up a flagpole is as simple as attaching a bracket with a few screws,..

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Learn More about the Vital Role of Retaining Walls in Historic Homes

May 11, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Preserving the beauty and integrity of your historic property extends beyond your home's interior and exterior facade. While most homeowners understand the importance of maintaining curb appeal,..

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Take the Right Path This Spring: Inspect and Repair Your Brick Walkway

Apr 27, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Spring offers the perfect opportunity to assess the impact that the winter weather may have had on your historic brick home's walkways. Cracked, buckling or uneven bricks can compromise the safety..

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