Chimney Specialist & Masonry Repair
The need for masonry repair is often created by fire, water, improper construction, or poor maintenance. The type of damage (missing bricks, spalling, rust, etc.) will determine the type of treatment (tuck pointing, chimney rebuild or restoration, chimney crown repair or replacement). Our staff consists of highly-skilled masons and chimney repair technicians that work hand in hand in all facets of masonry and chimney repair. Due to the exceptional quality, attention to detail, and competitive pricing, our masonry services are in very high demand.
Fireboxes become weakened over time. The heat it endures as well as natural settling to a home can all do damage to a well-constructed and installed firebox. Our masonry chimney specialists have the training and experience to do full or partial rebuilds so that your firebox looks and performs like new.
Tuck-pointing is needed when the mortar between the bricks cracks or is missing. Not taking care of these issues in a timely manner can cause further water damage to take place, penetrating these same areas and spreading to others. Left undone, a far more expensive restoration will end up on your hands.
Cracked or Crumbling Crowns
The crown is a cement slab that tops off and seals the bricks on your chimney stack. Being one of the most exposed parts of your chimney, weather exposure alone can easily cause cracking to the crown. When cracks are left unsealed and open to the elements, water penetrates the crown, creating moisture and causing damage to the bricks below, and in some cases, to the metal parts of a chimney system. Over time, the cracks will get bigger and the problem grows with them. The result is called ‘spalling,’ when the moisture damage causes the bricks to flake apart, with the crown eventually giving way and crumbling.
At times the damage to a chimney is so severe that the only option is to rebuild it. Depending on the extent of the damage, a rebuild can consist of a portion, or the entire chimney. Once the rebuild is complete, we recommend protecting your new chimney with vapor-permeable based water repellent.