The Importance of Chimney Cleaning and Repair For Your Old Brick Home

Nov 2, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Brick chimneys are one of the most iconic features of historic brick homes and are a testament to the technical craftsmanship of the past. Beneath a chimney’s simple outward appearance is a complex..

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Protect Exterior Brickwork and Hardscaping Before Winter Sets In

Oct 19, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the cool autumn weather turns frosty, homeowners might want to focus on a frequently overlooked but crucial part of home maintenance: the cracks and chips of brick walkways, pavers, front steps..

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Fall Inspection of Your Historic Brick Home: A Homeowner's Checklist

Oct 12, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When it comes to the cyclical beauty of the seasons, autumn certainly holds its own. Offering a dazzling display of brilliant reds, oranges and golds, it brings bountiful harvests and cozy knit..

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Ironwork Repair and Restoration Can Add Value to Your Historic DC Home

Oct 5, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The allure of wrought iron installations lies not just in the design but also in the craftsmanship. For both historic and modern architecture, houses embellished with decorative ironwork offer a..

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Which Wood is Best for Creating a Fence Around Your Historic Home?

Sep 28, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Installing a fence around your property serves multiple functions. For those living in urban settings or homes with close proximity to neighbors, a wooden fence provides a sense of privacy and..

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Smart Devices: Blending Modern Technology into a Historic Brick Home

Sep 7, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Smart devices bring a huge benefit to our daily lives. However, when it comes to decorating, they have their downsides. Cords, speakers, consoles, monitors and other tech usually aren't stylish to..

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What to Expect During a Site Evaluation of Your Historic Brick Home

Aug 31, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

A comprehensive site evaluation is critical when you're looking to purchase, renovate, or repair your historic brick home. Getting an expert's opinion on your home and property can save you time and..

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Building Materials for Retaining Walls: Brick or Stone for DC Homes?

Aug 17, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the owner of a historic brick home, you may have often admired the charm and beauty that brick and stone retaining walls bring to a home's curb appeal, but have you ever wondered why these..

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Preventing the Growth of Mold, Moss, and Mildew on Old Brick Walls

Aug 3, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Mold, mildew, and moss are fungi that thrive in damp and humid environments and old brick walls are one of the perfect breeding grounds for these organisms. Over time, brick becomes susceptible to..

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Fire Pits and Summertime BBQs: Good Old-Fashioned Backyard Fun in DC

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

Summertime means more time outdoors for many families, and adding a fire pit to your backyard or favorite outdoor space adds the potential for many enjoyable activities. Something about the ambiance..

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