How is your chimney masonry looking after the long and cold winter? The exterior of your chimney masonry endures all the moisture and freezing temperatures during the winter that cause masonry to crack and crumble. The interior of your chimney and fireplace masonry also bears the extreme heat and byproducts of your hearth. Because of that, many homeowners find their fireplaces and chimneys in need of masonry repair in the spring. Fortunately, Total Chimney Care specializes in the chimney and fireplace masonry repairs!
Chimney crown repair
Chimney crowns is the masonry component that surrounds the top opening of your chimney flue. They often need repairs in the spring, since they endure all the weathering through the winter. Many chimney crowns might be improperly constructed from inadequate masonry materials from the start. When they are exposed to moisture and freezing temperatures in the winter, they form cracks or begin to crumble. If your chimney crown is in need of repair this spring, Total Chimney Care can repair or reconstruct your chimney crown.
Tuckpointing is one of the most common types of chimney masonry repair. While bricks and stones will last for decades on a chimney’s exterior, the mortar that holds them together is not so durable. Overtime, the mortar begin to soften and crumble away. This causes unsightly chimneys, and it can also compromise the strength of your chimney structure. Tuckpointing involves scraping out the old mortar and replacing it with new reinforced mortar. Total Chimney Care provides tuckpointing services to restore the strength and appearance of it.
Chimney relining & Firebox rebuild
Inside your chimney, your clay tile liner can develop cracks due to exposure to moisture and heat from your fireplace. When these cracks are severe, they allow the heat and smoke from your fireplace to access the surrounding structure of your home. In these cases, the chimney should be relined so your chimney can continue to safely contain the heat and smoke from your fireplace.
Like the chimney flue, the firebox can develop cracks in the masonry to compromise the firebox’s ability to contain the heat and embers of your fireplace. To keep your fireplace safe, Total Chimney Care can rebuild your firebox to restore it.
If your chimney masonry isn’t showing signs of water damage, and you’d like to keep it that way, Total Chimney Care can help protect your chimney masonry with waterproofing. Waterproofing keeps porous masonry from absorbing the water to causes damage to your chimney.
If you see signs of masonry damage on your chimney or in your fireplace this spring, don’t let it get worse. Let Total Chimney Care repair your damaged masonry! We specialize in chimney masonry repairs. Call to schedule an evaluation for your chimney today!