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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Best Ice and Snow Treatment for Brick Walkways and Steps

Dec 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM Christina Wilson

As the snow begins to fly and ice forms on the eaves, the perennial controversy about the best ice and snow treatment for brick walkways and steps. Clearing ice and snow from bricks is important not..

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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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ICYMI: Where is That Leak Coming From?

Aug 26, 2021 12:57:21 PM Christina Wilson

Water is an insidious enemy for homeowners. It can find the smallest entry point and travel throughout your home’s interior to cause significant damage. Often, when the damage becomes visible, it is..

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Help! Our Exposed Brick Wall is Crumbling

Jul 22, 2021 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Many older, historic brick homes in the Washington DC area feature interior brick walls and exteriors. Over time, these brick structures can erode and decay just like outside masonry exposed to..

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