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A Homeowner’s Guide to Maintaining and Restoring a Brick Facade

June 18, 2017

Brooklyn may be known for brownstones, but it’s dominated by brick houses. Regular maintenance is needed to keep the brick in tip-top shape and water out. We spoke with Excellent Contracting LLC about what’s involved in keeping a brick facade looking its best. A brick house on Hicks Street...


How to Restore a Brownstone Facade

February 5, 2017

In the first half of the 19th century, a growing urban middle class was looking for something more distinguished than the usual brick facades. Marble, granite, and limestone were too expensive to ship to Brooklyn. Brownstone, a type of sandstone found in nearby New Jersey, was easy to transport and more affordable....