Here is a tuckpointing job with did on I St. NE in Capitol Hill. Having a tuckpoint job done right the first time will save you in the long run! If you would like to understand more about our tuckpointing services please read here: https://www.ids-dmv.com/tuckpointing/
In the late 19th century and the early 20th century when much of the buildings in the historic areas of DC were built, many alley buildings were built for industrial purposes. They worked both as carriage houses and had lofts that could be used for… Read More »Historic Lucarne Doors
We love tuckpointing work! Knowing that our work will keep these walls looking great and staying together for years to come is really satisfying. This was a recent tuckpoingting job that was done on Acker Pl Ne in DC. We hope you enjoy the photos… Read More »Acker PL NE Washington DC Tuckpointing Job
When tuckpointing companies cut corners to save time and make more money, the end result is one that will not last! We see examples of what we call “SCAM POINTING” more often than we should, by other contractors. It’s a bad practice, and it should… Read More »Scam Pointing and Why it is Bad
Most historic buildings in Capitol Hill, and other parts of Washington, DC have exterior demising walls, above grade that were originally just built with a double brick wythe wall. Normally there is a 3 step application of non-portland traditional plaster coating on the inside of… Read More »Embedded Wood Nailers in Historic Brick Walls
This historic brick wall is an example of beautiful masonry architecture going to waste. The wall in these pictures was built over 100 years ago, it was well built then and still a lasting reminder of good architecture of the time. In recent decades though… Read More »Keep plants OUT of your mortar joints!
Basalt stone can be found in many parts of the world. It is used as a building block, a paving stone, and as a functional cladding. This particular wall, like many historic stone masonry walls, was built with a stone plinth at the base of… Read More »Basalt Masonry Wall – A closer look
For historic masonry buildings, softer mortars are actually better. This sounds counterintuitive. Naturally a lot of people think that stronger is better. In most cases in building construction, that is true. However, when it comes to historic masonry, softer is actually better than stronger. Modern… Read More »Proper mortar is softer than modern mortar