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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Interior Wall Bubbling and Moisture Control

Jan 20, 2022 3:57:52 PM Christina Wilson

Owning a historic home often comes with unique challenges, with much of the focus placed on structural integrity and repair. A not-so-uncommon problem is bubbling on plaster walls and ceiling..

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Exposing an Old Interior Brick Wall

Dec 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

Interior decorating fashions have recently undergone a substantial revision, which includes an appreciation of exposed vintage brick walls.

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Best Ice and Snow Treatment for Brick Walkways and Steps

Dec 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the snow begins to fly and ice forms on the eaves, the perennial controversy about the best ice and snow treatment for brick walkways and steps. Clearing ice and snow from bricks is important not..

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