Chimney Repair, Restoration & Repointing
Chimney Repairs and tuckpointing can be difficult because of leaking and bricks falling off, to small cracks and gaps, all chimney repair is important. Chimneys allow your home to safely vent unwanted gases and fume from your home to provide a quality living environment. They also protect your home from water and critters entering the adjacent building materials. They do however require maintenance or repairs and our climate due to frost/thaw and humidity can speed this up. If you are seeing visible signs of damage or water is leaking in call us, we would love to provide you with estimate for your project and go over all possible options for repair and preventive maintenance for your chimney’s health.
Look At The Difference
What to look for when evaluating your chimney.
- Brick or cement pieces on ground or roof near chimney
- Cracks or signs of movement on chimney
- Leaking on walls or ceiling around where chimney enters home
- Missing brick on chimney
- Spalling for Defacing brick on chimney
What Causes Chimney Erosion?
Chimney erosion can be caused by several factors, including:
Corrosion: Corrosion occurs when chemicals, such as acids or moisture, come into contact with the chimney’s masonry or metal surfaces. Over time, this can weaken and erode the chimney structure.
Weathering: Harsh weather conditions such as rain, snow, and extreme temperature changes can cause the chimney to deteriorate over time. This can lead to cracks, fractures, and other forms of damage that can result in chimney erosion.
Poor construction: Chimneys that are poorly constructed or installed may not be able to withstand the weight and pressure of the gases and smoke that pass through them, leading to erosion.
Lack of maintenance: Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and inspections, can help identify and address any issues that may lead to chimney erosion. Without proper maintenance, small problems can turn into bigger issues over time.
Age: Over time, even well-constructed chimneys will deteriorate and erode due to natural wear and tear.
To prevent chimney erosion, it is important to have regular chimney inspections and maintenance performed by a qualified professional. This can help identify and address any potential issues before they become serious problems.