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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Clean Your Gutters: Protect Your Historic Brick Home From Water Damage

Nov 9, 2023 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the last few leaves prepare to float to the ground and the air becomes crisp, you know it’s the time of transition between fall and winter. Though we find ourselves already in November, there’s..

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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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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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Three Key Ways to Avoid Winter Water Damage to Old Brick

Dec 29, 2022 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Historic brick homes are certainly beautiful and charming - and those that have stood the test of time are also resilient, having demonstrated considerable ability to hold their own against the..

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Don't Slip Up: Protect Historic Brick While Keeping Walkways Ice Free

Dec 22, 2022 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

There’s no getting around it—winter is here! As a homeowner, you’re well aware of the challenges that come with snow and ice, trying to keep concrete from turning into skating rinks, and the endless..

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Prevent Clogs and Damage by Keeping Rain Gutters Clean

Nov 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

The beautiful colors of Fall are on full view, but as a homeowner you know that along with enjoying nature's palette, the season brings you extra chores, such as dealing with all the fallen leaves in..

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Will Tuckpointing Fix a Damp Brick Basement?

Oct 27, 2022 9:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

If your home or office has a brick foundation, it is an integral part of the structure. It is important to keep the brick and mortar in good condition, but basements present a challenge. The..

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Springtime is the Right Time to Inspect Your Old Brick Exterior

Mar 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

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..

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Interior Wall Bubbling and Moisture Control

Jan 20, 2022 3:57:52 PM Christina Wilson

Owning a historic home often comes with unique challenges, with much of the focus placed on structural integrity and repair. A not-so-uncommon problem is bubbling on plaster walls and ceiling..

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