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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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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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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Enhance Your Summer Curb Appeal with a Beautiful Historic Urban Garden

Jun 15, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

As you're planning for an urban garden for your historic brick home, it’s quite charming to choose classic landscaping plants. Some homeowners may prefer a historically-accurate garden that is an..

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Summer is the Perfect Time for Preserving Those Historic Brick Steps

Jun 8, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Warm summer evenings can evoke nostalgic memories of a time when neighbors would gather on the front steps, sipping cool drinks and sharing stories about work, family, and the community. The brick..

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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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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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