Does Your Smoke Chamber Need Parging?

You may not hear as much about the smoke chamber of your chimney as you do its other components, such as the chimney cap or the liner; however, it plays an important role in the entire operation of your chimney and fireplace system. Located directly above the firebox,...

Identifying Masonry Damage

Winter weather can be brutal on your home, especially on the masonry materials. At the end of a long winter season, it is a good idea to take a look at the exterior of your chimney to check for damaged bricks and mortar joints. It is important to check out the...