Chimney Masonry, Repairs, & Restoration
We're the experts in chimney repairs and masonry! As a trusted source for dependable and reliable chimney & fireplace services, we're here to help you with all your chimney repair needs. Our team is skilled in handling various chimney repairs, from tuckpointing work to chimney rebuilds.
We understand the importance of having a well-functioning chimney, and that's why we're dedicated to providing high-quality workmanship that guarantees customer satisfaction. Trust us for all your chimney repair and chimney masonry needs, and experience the difference we can make. Give us a call, and we'll be there to provide the expert services you need to keep your chimney in tip-top shape.
Why And When Exterior Repairs Are Necessary
Chimneys are constantly exposed to the elements, including rain, snow, wind, and sunlight, which can cause damage over time. Exterior repairs are necessary to prevent further damage and ensure the safety and functionality of your chimney.
One of the main reasons why exterior repairs are necessary is to prevent water damage. Water can penetrate the masonry of the chimney and cause it to deteriorate over time. This can result in cracks, gaps, and even structural damage, which can compromise the integrity of your chimney.
Additionally, exterior repairs can help to improve the overall aesthetic of your home. A well-maintained chimney can enhance the curb appeal of your property and increase its value.
It is important to have your chimney inspected regularly to determine if any exterior repairs are necessary. In general, exterior repairs may be needed every 5-10 years depending on the age and condition of your chimney. Regular maintenance and repairs can help to extend the lifespan of your chimney and ensure its continued safe operation.
Our experienced technicians will assess the condition of your chimney and provide you with a detailed recommendation for repairs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and ensure that your chimney is in top condition.
We recommend that you complete these repairs in the spring and summer, although we repair chimneys all year round!
Chimney repointing is necessary when the mortar in between the bricks of your chimney starts to crumble and fall out. It is important to address this issue promptly, as leaving it untreated can lead to further deterioration of the mortar and bricks, potentially resulting in the need for a full chimney rebuild.
Chimney Crown Repair / Replacement
The chimney crown is the top part of your chimney that covers and seals the chimney from the outside elements. Over time, the crown can crack and deteriorate, leading to water leaks, structural damage, and other costly repairs. Chimney crown repair or replacement is essential to prevent water damage to the chimney and the surrounding area.
Chimney Firebox and Damper Repair / Rebuild
The chimney firebox and damper are two critical components of your fireplace system. The firebox is the area where the fire is built and contained, while the damper controls the airflow and regulates the temperature. Over time, these components can become damaged and require repair or rebuilding. Cracks and other damage to the firebox can lead to dangerous conditions such as smoke and carbon monoxide leaks. Damper issues can cause poor draft and make it difficult to start or maintain a fire.
Over time, the mortar joints between the bricks or stones of a fireplace can deteriorate due to exposure to heat, moisture, and other elements. This can lead to gaps or cracks in the joints, which can allow heat, smoke, and dangerous gases to escape into your home. Repointing helps to restore the integrity of the fireplace and prevent further damage.
Fireplace repointing is an important maintenance task that should be performed periodically to ensure the safety and functionality of your fireplace. It is recommended to have your fireplace inspected and repointed every 20-25 years, or sooner if you notice any signs of deterioration.
Signs that your liner may need to be replaced include visible cracks, corrosion, or rust on the liner, excessive buildup of creosote, or if your chimney has experienced a chimney fire. Additionally, if you are changing the type of fuel you use in your fireplace or stove, you may need to have your liner replaced to ensure it is the appropriate size and material for the new fuel source.
Chimney Repair / Rebuild
Don't let a damaged chimney put your home and family at risk. We can repair or replace damaged chimney caps, dampers, and flues, as well as address any masonry issues such as cracks or deterioration. In cases of extensive damage, we can rebuild your chimney to ensure it is up to code and functioning properly. Our trained technicians will assess the damage to your chimney and provide you with options for repair or rebuild, depending on the extent of the damage.
Contact Chimney Cricket Chimney Sweeps to schedule an inspection and learn more about our repair and rebuild services.
If you have another chimney problem not listed above, please call us anyway! We’ll try to solve your problem or direct you to another professional who may be able to help.