Chimney Masonry Repair & Maintenance

Between inclement weather and seasonal usage, chimney masonry repair and maintenance is a normal part of fireplace ownership. Every chimney will start to decay if not properly maintained, so our experts have developed professional masonry skills to expertly repair any problem that arises. Most people do not realize they have a problem until its too late. Here's what to look out for:

  • Pieces of bricks on the ground or around the chimney

  • Discoloration of the top one to four feet of the chimney (black or darkened areas, mold or mildew, moisture retention)

  • White discoloration on the brick

  • Cracks in the bricks and mortar

  • Mortar falling out 

  • Foliage growing on the chimney

  • Interior water leaks, such as on ceilings 

  • Wood around the chimney in the attic, molded or mildewed or black in color

Chimney Repair Services

Before we touch any part of your chimney, our team will thoroughly inspect the problem and give you our top repair recommendations. Choosing the correct repairs and the best possible materials,will ensure that the repairs we suggest will remedy the problem and will last you for years to come.

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Chimney

Repairs

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Chimney

Repairs

Chimney Maintenance Services

The best way to keep your family safe and your chimney working properly is choosing preventative, yearly maintenance. This includes a visual inspection of your structure as well as an annual chimney sweep to remove built up creosote. Your chimney should be swept at minimum annually, or after every cord of wood that is burned.

Chimney Rebuild

When dealing with damage to the structure of your chimney, a rebuild is necessary. This usually means that the chimney is leaning, falling apart, has extensive cracks throughout the bricks,brick faces spalling or is leaking.  While rebuilding your chimney may seem stressful, having the right restoration will be worthwhile for the safety of your family.

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Tuckpointing

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Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing

Just like the deterioration in the rest of your chimney, tuckpointing focuses on fixing the wear and tear of the mortar between your bricks. Depending on the time-period your home was built, the types of products used, and the inclement weather your chimney endures will determine just how quickly you need tuckpointing.

Older homes and historical buildings will need tuckpointing sooner because of the time elapsed and the less modern products used. Our experts use the best technology and top-of-the-line materials for not only a visually appealing final product but a waterproof chimney that will last.

Chimney Demos and Removal

Removing a chimney is a huge undertaking and can be incredibly stressful. However, if you chose to hire Firetec for your chimney inspections, we typically find that demo and removal is a last resort. If we find that the structure is no longer being used nor is intended to be used in the future, chimney removal may be the best, most economical option.

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Chimney

Removal

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Chimney

Removal

Additional Repairs and Maintenance

Here are some additional maintenance and repairs we offer so that you will enjoy your chimney for years to come.

 

Does your chimney need masonry repairs or maintenance?