Adverse Effects of Winter Weather on a Historic Brick Home in DC

Feb 1, 2024 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Historic brick homes provide a welcome feeling of warmth and charm against winter’s chilly backdrop - but they are not immune to the cold, freezing rain, ice and snow. In fact, historic brick homes..

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The Importance of Tuckpointing to Your Home’s Structural Integrity

Jan 18, 2024 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the owner of a historic brick home, you know the inherent charm of the house is the result of the craftsmanship that went into building it. With proper maintenance, these homes were designed to..

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Protect Your Home from the Ground Up: Preventing Basement Water Damage

Jan 11, 2024 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When it comes to historic brick homes, inspecting and maintaining the mortar joints to keep water out is important. This is much easier on the visible exterior than it is for basements. However, it..

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Protect Your Historic Property with Wooden Fencing and Iron Work Gates

Jan 4, 2024 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

A fence or gate is one of the most important investments you can make for your property’s safety and privacy. Wood and iron work both mingle well aesthetically with the traditional façades of..

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Bring Out the Beauty of Historic Brick with Your Holiday Decor

Dec 7, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the holiday season approaches, your historic home provides a unique canvas for festive decorations. The timeless beauty of exposed brick walls offers an exceptional backdrop for holiday cheer...

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Winter Care for Historic Homes in DC: Inspecting Interior Brick Walls

Nov 30, 2023 9:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

When harsh weather conditions impede outdoor activities in the colder months, homeowners often turn to tasks like painting and other cosmetic repairs.  However, owners of historic brick homes might..

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Decorating Your Historic Brick Home for the Holidays

Nov 24, 2023 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things about owning a Victorian-era historic brick home is decorating your house for the holidays. Known for its classic style, Victorian decorating was always..

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Protect Exterior Brickwork and Hardscaping Before Winter Sets In

Oct 19, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the cool autumn weather turns frosty, homeowners might want to focus on a frequently overlooked but crucial part of home maintenance: the cracks and chips of brick walkways, pavers, front steps..

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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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