Interior Tuckpointing

The brick walls visible inside houses built before 1920 are an integral part of the exterior structure because they are one and the same. These buildings have load-bearing walls, which means that the strength of the bricks themselves, as well as the mortar between them, holds the walls in position. Originally, brick walls inside historic houses were covered with lath—wooden strips attached to the wall–covered with multiple layers of plaster. When plaster has reached the end of its life, this presents a prime opportunity to expose the brick wall underneath. The rich variety of color and texture in old bricks can set the tone for chic and inviting spaces. This makes exposed interior brick walls a popular decorative option for many homeowners.

Renaissance Development is the preeminent expert in exterior masonry and historic preservation in the Washington Metropolitan Region. To learn more, visit the “Contact Us” page or call 202.547.2345.

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