Renaissance Development LLC

Renaissance Development LLC Building contractor specializing in brick restoration and exterior masonry using traditional and historically authentic methods and materials.
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If your urban garden includes large canopied trees, you may be familiar with what happens to nearby brick pavers over ti...
05/28/2021

If your urban garden includes large canopied trees, you may be familiar with what happens to nearby brick pavers over time.
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If your urban garden includes large canopied trees, you may be familiar with what happens to nearby brick pavers over time.
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Before you make a final decision on how to lay down a new patio or walkway, consider these things...https://hubs.ly/H0Lf...
04/15/2021
Patio Paving Patterns

Before you make a final decision on how to lay down a new patio or walkway, consider these things...
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When it comes to hardscape redesign for your patio and connected walkways, you have many choices of paving patterns from which to choose. Here are a few.

Have you ever wondered about the stars that adorn some of DC's and Old Town Alexandria's oldest brick homes? Here's the ...
04/01/2021
Star Bolts – Not Just a Pretty Façade

Have you ever wondered about the stars that adorn some of DC's and Old Town Alexandria's oldest brick homes? Here's the story.
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Stroll among historic DC rowhomes and notice all the stars. Star bolts look nice, yet these 18th and 19th c. details are more than just a pretty façade. 

If you long to make your little bit of outdoor urban space more welcoming this season...https://hubs.ly/H0Jv10K0
03/18/2021
Considering a Fire Pit? Safety First

If you long to make your little bit of outdoor urban space more welcoming this season...
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Firepit safety is one thing in a large open yard. However, if you are considering a fire pit for a small urban space, follow these safety guidelines.

Whether brick or stone, maintaining and repairing old retaining walls may have some historic district strings attached.h...
03/10/2021
When Your Retaining Wall Needs Help

Whether brick or stone, maintaining and repairing old retaining walls may have some historic district strings attached.
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Old retaining walls will eventually need maintenance or repair. It's essential to understand historical regulations that may be required.

Does your old brick DC area rowhome have a dogleg or other sun-deficient outdoor space? This is for you...https://hubs.l...
02/25/2021
The Damp Realities of Doglegs

Does your old brick DC area rowhome have a dogleg or other sun-deficient outdoor space? This is for you...
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Without doglegs, DC rowhouse neighbors would have no windows on shared walls. But here are the damp realities of doglegs and what homeowners should know.

Before you add or replace fencing on your property, read this to be sure you're actually increasing property value.https...
01/28/2021
Will a New Fence Increase Property Value?

Before you add or replace fencing on your property, read this to be sure you're actually increasing property value.
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If adding a fence to your property makes you feel better about it, it may increase property value for potential buyers as well...but not always. 

One of the charms of DC's historic neighborhoods is the mix of painted and unpainted homes. If you are trying to decide ...
01/14/2021
To Paint Or Not To Paint Your Historic Brick Home?

One of the charms of DC's historic neighborhoods is the mix of painted and unpainted homes. If you are trying to decide about painting yours, read this first.
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Trying to decide whether to paint or not to paint your historic brick home? There are pros and cons and several points to weigh in this important decision.

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have...
11/25/2020

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
—Charles Dickens

Water is tricky. Finding the source of a leak in your old brick home may lead to some surprises.https://hubs.ly/H0zszVm0
11/06/2020
Where is That Leak Coming From?

Water is tricky. Finding the source of a leak in your old brick home may lead to some surprises.
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If you’ve ever asked, “Where’s that leak coming from?” – you are not alone. Owners of historic brick homes face unique and significant challenges.

Are Tree Roots Wreaking Havoc in Your Urban Garden? - Tree roots can be a source of aggravation and unending maintenance...
10/29/2020
Are Tree Roots Wreaking Havoc in Your Urban Garden?

Are Tree Roots Wreaking Havoc in Your Urban Garden? - Tree roots can be a source of aggravation and unending maintenance when paired with hardscaping features like patios, walkways, steps, and retaining walls.
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Tree roots can be a source of aggravation and unending maintenance when paired with hardscaping features like patios, walkways, steps, and retaining walls.

What to Do with the Security Bars on Your Historic Home - Owners of some historic homes in and around Washington, DC, wo...
10/15/2020
What to Do with the Security Bars on Your Historic Home

What to Do with the Security Bars on Your Historic Home - Owners of some historic homes in and around Washington, DC, wonder what to do with the old security bars on the windows. Keep? Replace? What is best?
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Owners of some historic homes in and around Washington, DC, wonder what to do with the old security bars on the windows. Keep? Replace? What is best?

Patio and Walkway Materials for Your Historic DC Home - Choosing the right patio and walkway material for your historic ...
09/24/2020
Patio and Walkway Materials for Your Historic DC Home

Patio and Walkway Materials for Your Historic DC Home - Choosing the right patio and walkway material for your historic DC home is an important first step. Make a welcoming statement in even the smallest space.
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Choosing the right patio and walkway material for your historic DC home is an important first step. Make a welcoming statement in even the smallest space.

Repairing and Replacing Exterior Window Sills on Historic Brick Homes - Window sills on historic brick homes will show s...
09/10/2020
Repairing and Replacing Exterior Window Sills on Historic Brick Homes

Repairing and Replacing Exterior Window Sills on Historic Brick Homes - Window sills on historic brick homes will show signs of age after 50 - 100 years. If it is time for repair or replacement, start with professional advice.
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Window sills on historic brick homes will show signs of age after 50 - 100 years. If it is time for repair or replacement, start with professional advice.

Address

1223 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington D.C., DC
20003

General information

Services: Tuckpointing, Retaining walls, Exterior masonry, Patios, walkways, steps, and retaining walls(brick, stone, flagstone, concrete) Specialties: historic preservation of brick buildings and exterior masonry Amenities: Skilled craftsmen use traditional methods and materials for historical accuracy and integrity

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(202) 547-2345

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Our Story

Renaissance Development LLC is the expert in brick restoration and preservation for historic homes, schools/institutions, and commercial properties in Washington, DC and Old Town, Alexandria, VA. We specialize in tuckpointing pre-1930's brick structures using historically appropriate and traditional methods and materials.

Our architectural historians and skilled tradespeople are masters in the art of brick restoration and exterior masonry using traditional and historically authentic methods and materials.

Our reputation as one of DC’s leading masonry contractors is based on our reputation for providing the highest quality craftsmanship and service to our clients. No matter what type of historic structure—from row houses to schools and commercial buildings—we can ensure their stability and integrity for decades to come.

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