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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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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It’s Time to Schedule a Spring Inspection for Your Historic Brick Home

Mar 16, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the weather warms up and springtime arrives, homeowners should welcome the opportunity to inspect their historic brick homes. This is especially important after winter's wear and tear; it's..

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Why Winter is the Perfect Time for Interior Tuckpointing

Jan 13, 2023 10:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

As you settle into winter, there may not be too many thoughts of home repairs or improvements running through your mind. However, if you’ve been considering exposing some interior brick walls or..

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Brick and Mortar Repair:  Yesterday and Today

Sep 16, 2021 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

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..

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Should I Buy the House With a Bulging Brick Wall?

Sep 7, 2021 10:01:57 AM Christina Wilson

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..

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Does Tuckpointing Make a Mess?

Jun 16, 2021 2:19:21 PM Christina Wilson

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..

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Remodel, Renovate, Restore | What's the Difference?

Feb 19, 2021 12:49:17 PM Christina Wilson

Even contractors sometimes use the terms remodel, renovate, and restore interchangeably, though these terms have entirely different meanings. When working on a home in a historic district, it’s vital..

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Repairing and Replacing Exterior Window Sills on Historic Brick Homes

Sep 10, 2020 7:15:00 PM Christina Wilson

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..

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