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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How Did Victorians Decorate Their Homes for the Holidays?

Dec 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

Many of the historic homes in the DC area were built in the Victorian era, from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. While it is important to build new traditions with family at this time..

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Can Tuckpointing Be Done in the Winter?

Dec 13, 2021 4:35:43 PM Christina Wilson

When you see deterioration or cracks in your bricks and mortar, it’s never too early to consult a professional. Depending on the scope of your project, an expert in the historic preservation of old..

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Thankful for Neighbors, Clients, and Friends

Nov 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

As we get close to the end of another memorable year, we'd like to take a moment to express our gratitude and appreciation to the many homeowners, neighbors, friends, and business associates that..

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Preserve the Value of Your Old Brick Home

Sep 23, 2021 9:15:00 AM Christina Wilson

Part of the appeal of owning a historic brick home is brick's resilience through weather and years. That said, it does require attentive care and maintenance. Keeping it in good shape is essential to..

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Brick and Mortar Repair:  Yesterday and Today

Sep 16, 2021 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Brick and mortar as building materials have been around for centuries. Mortar is a mixture of sand, cement, and water and is the binding agent that keeps brickwork together. Brick and mortar as..

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Should I Buy the House With a Bulging Brick Wall?

Sep 7, 2021 10:01:57 AM Christina Wilson

Ever since you saw that gorgeous old two-story brick home, you’ve been anxious to buy it. It’s a charming historic Washington DC row house in a beautiful, walkable neighborhood. But now you've..

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ICYMI: Where is That Leak Coming From?

Aug 26, 2021 12:57:21 PM Christina Wilson

Water is an insidious enemy for homeowners. It can find the smallest entry point and travel throughout your home’s interior to cause significant damage. Often, when the damage becomes visible, it is..

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Help! Our Exposed Brick Wall is Crumbling

Jul 22, 2021 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Many older, historic brick homes in the Washington DC area feature interior brick walls and exteriors. Over time, these brick structures can erode and decay just like outside masonry exposed to..

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Does Tuckpointing Make a Mess?

Jun 16, 2021 2:19:21 PM Christina Wilson

Tuckpointing is an essential remedy for deteriorated, broken, or missing mortar. It’s a big job but only needs to be done every 25 - 50 years or so if done correctly. If the time has come for your..

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