Adverse Effects of Winter Weather on a Historic Brick Home in DC

Feb 1, 2024 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Historic brick homes provide a welcome feeling of warmth and charm against winter’s chilly backdrop - but they are not immune to the cold, freezing rain, ice and snow. In fact, historic brick homes..

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Finding Balance in 2024: Here's to Restoring Your Historic Brick Home

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

With the new year upon us, it’s a good time to find some balance in our daily lives. One place where you should always feel comfortable and cozy is in your home. As an owner of a historic brick..

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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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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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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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A Brick Patio Will Expand the Living Space of Your Historic Brick Home

Apr 13, 2023 9:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

As an owner of a historic brick home, you may be looking for ways to add more space for relaxing and entertaining, while maintaining the charm and character of your property. One timeless and..

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