A chimney is an architectural ventilation structure made of masonry, clay or metal. It isolates hot toxic exhaust gases or smoke produced by a boiler, stove, furnace, incinerator or fireplace from human living areas.
The main purpose of a chimney is to keep you warm while allowing fumes to exit from your home. Chimneys work great but yours can lack repairs. You could possibly be putting yourself and others around you at risk. Although there could be risks if repairs are needed, chimneys are meant to last up to 50 years. With our professionalism, we would definitely make sure they meet those standards and surpass them.
This is where we come in – many chimneys need tuckpointing or other masonry repairs over the years since it is a free standing structure. This is directly exposed to the elements from all sides. Minor chimney repairs typically needed would be things such as tuckpointing the deep mortar joints and holes. Also, it includes replacing clay flue tiles, or re-cementing the chimney crown. This can help protect from rain and melting snow. If the bricks are chipped, you might also need a brick restoration.
If you have an older house, the chimney may be too far gone to be repaired and thus may need to be re-built. This will be apparent if your chimney is leaning or showing signs of major brick deterioration and/or large voids between the bricks. If that would ever be the case then we will make sure that when we rebuild your chimney all bricks will be the same. It can happen if not very similar to the original ones that were there.