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,..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
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..Read More
Don’t Take Care of Themselves
Maintaining centuries-old structures requires traditional methods and materials … and that means you may not know the right way to handle upkeep of your historic building’s masonry. There’s so much more to tuckpointing than replacing mortar.
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