All masonry chimneys require repair and maintenance at some point. The mortar joints become damaged due to harsh weather conditions, particularly excessive amounts of water. Moisture can even damage rock masonry, when water gets in due to weakened water joints. “Tuckpointing” is a repair process. Which stops the destructive process and provides numerous benefits.
When mortar joints become damaged, the most cost-effective action that a homeowner can take is to repair affected areas via tuckpointing. The alternative is to allow the mortar joints to deteriorate to the point that the chimney collapses, which makes a complete rebuild necessary – of course, the cost of a rebuild is far greater than the cost of repairs.
Your chimney provides your home a safe way to eliminate dangerous smoke and gases from fires below but is also constructed in a way to keep water and other elements out. Over time the brick or stone that makes up the structure of your chimney can begin to degrade and crumble, opening your home up to a host of possible problems. These can range from water leaks due to damaged masonry, mortar, and even the complete collapse of the chimney itself.
412 Masonry and Restoration, serving Sewickley, PA, and the Greater Pittsburgh areas, helps homeowner repair and restore aging and damaged chimneys. Timely repairs done by a trusted professional that specializes in masonry restoration will allow your home’s chimney to continue to operate safely, while ensuring your structure is restored to provide years of enjoyment. Contact us at 412 426 0227 to discuss your project and receive your free estimate today!
Noticeable cracking in the brick or stone that makes up your chimney
Shifting, leaning, or sagging of your chimney structure
Crumbling or missing mortar between the bricks or stones of your chimney
Facing of your brick or stone is starting to break apart
Sunlight can be seen between the bricks or stones
You see evidence of a past or present water leak around the location of your chimney
Frank & his team were very professional. They did an excellant job & also cleaned us very nicely. would recommend them very highly & would use them again.
Very kind and professional. Very punctual employees and went above and beyond to satisfy and make sure I was happy with their work. I would definitely hire for masonry projects again