Homeownership is a big responsibility. One constant that all homeowners face is the need for ongoing maintenance. Any homeowner will tell you there is always something that needs doing; repairs,..Read More
Every owner of an old brick home knows that exterior window sills will show age and weathering, both of which significantly impact a building’s good looks over time. Even more critical than..Read More
The stately historic brick homes in most DC neighborhoods were constructed with relatively soft, porous bricks and limestone mortar. Many of the interiors were covered with lime plaster. Occasionally..Read More
When the warm summer evenings begin to lengthen, homeowners in Washington DC spend more time outdoors. A backyard patio is the ideal way to expand your home’s living and entertaining space into the..Read More
Maintaining older brick structures that were constructed from the late 1700s to around 1944 requires traditional methods and materials. This means that many simple DIY repair methods you find on the..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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