In Need of a Handrail for the Front Steps of Your Historic Brick Home?

Feb 2, 2023 9:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

When it comes to curb appeal, your front steps can make a huge impact. Signaling excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a welcoming atmosphere, they add a special touch to your historic..

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Three Key Ways to Avoid Winter Water Damage to Old Brick

Dec 29, 2022 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Historic brick homes are certainly beautiful and charming - and those that have stood the test of time are also resilient, having demonstrated considerable ability to hold their own against the..

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Don't Slip Up: Protect Historic Brick While Keeping Walkways Ice Free

Dec 22, 2022 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

There’s no getting around it—winter is here! As a homeowner, you’re well aware of the challenges that come with snow and ice, trying to keep concrete from turning into skating rinks, and the endless..

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Security Bars on Windows: Yes or No?

Oct 3, 2022 12:15:24 PM Christina Wilson

 The purpose of security bars on windows is to deter home invasion. Many homeowners opt to remove the old bars now that a broader range of home security options is available. However, when they are..

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Should You Worry About Ivy Growing on Your Brick Home?

Jul 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

Do you have ivy growing on the walls of your brick home? It can certainly look beautiful — it can add a thick green texture to the wall and give your home a woodsy feel. However, ivy can be..

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Summertime Curb Appeal for Historic Brick Houses

Jun 9, 2022 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

There are many ways to increase the curb appeal of historic brick houses in DC and the warm spring and summer months are the best time to act. The home’s landscape, particularly the gardens in front,..

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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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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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