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Chimney Masonry Repairs and Restoration
Why Chimney Masonry Repairs Matter To Your Home
Chimney Masonry Repair is often perceived as sometimes not that necessary, a brick chimney appears to be very durable and sometimes thought of as indestructible, but the truth is that it is not safe from damage. A chimney sits up on a roof, unprotected and subject to all of the harsh elements the weather brings. The snow and freezing of the winter followed by wet rainy Springs and hot temperatures baking the masonry all summer long. A quality chimney cap and crown, along with regular inspections for damage and a waterproofing treatment, can help a homeowner avoid expensive repairs.
Repairs to the brick are only one part of the process. You won’t have to rebuild your chimney within a few years if you find the cause of the problem.
How to Repair a Brick Chimney
Wood-burning or gas fireplaces are cozy features that represent the epitome of home for many people. There are signs that your chimney is on the road to ruin, such as cracks in brick or masonry joints. If you patch cracks in your chimney, you can save thousands of dollars in repairs later on, as well as keep you and your family safe from chimney fires.
By next spring, the small cracks in the summer can turn into significant gaps. The effect of rain, snow, and ice will be more profound if the larger cracks in the outer brick are not left unattended. Between the exterior brick and the flue, the water starts to work its way down, sometimes between the flashing and the brick. These small events can accumulate and lead to disaster for roof systems. The interior of your home, such as the ceilings, insulation, wall studs, and even floors, are fair game for water damage from a poorly maintained chimney.
A cracked chimney crown is the first sign of chimney damage. It would be best if you acted fast to repair the issue by the professionals and prevent further damage.
Is your chimney peeling or flaking from the outside? It shows that the presence of moisture inside the chimney or a faulty chimney cap. Before the water weakens the masonry, our experts can fix this issue for you.
Sweep Your Chimney masonry restoration to rebuild the mortar joints and prevent the bricks from falling out. It strengthens the chimney structure and ensures the safety of your chimney.
Shavings In The Fireplace
Do you see chimney tile shavings in the fireplace? It indicates a damaged flue liner. We offer a thorough inspection to analyze the problem and provide a proper chimney restoration plan.
3 – 2 – 10 Rule
All chimney professionals know about the 3-2-10 Rule and its importance. The Chimney Safety Institute of America has a great explanation of the 3-2-10 rule, read more about it here.
Our Chimney Masonry Repair Service Includes:
Depending on the damage, we provide chimney restoration services like:
We are the chimney experts located in Rockville, MD, serving all the DMV areas on whom you can rely on getting the best job done conveniently and safely. Our professional team uses the suitable material and equipment required to complete the chimney restoration job as per the requirement. We restore your chimney to its full historic beauty with safe functionality.