Chimney Masonry Repairs In Fort Payne
Over time, even the best masonry work may begin to deteriorate. Stones, bricks, and mortar have a reputation for hardiness, but in fact can be quite susceptible to the elements. This is especially true of chimney masonry, which could not be any more directly in Mother Nature’s line of fire.
As chimney experts with many decades of experience, The Fireplace Service Company knows what works and what doesn’t when it comes to building a chimney that lasts. We have seen the many ways in which stonework and brickwork declines. We know what is to blame for these different types of disintegration, and we know how best to prevent it. This is important, as an incorrect diagnosis of a masonry problem can lead to the application of an incorrect product which may only worsen the damage done.
Our trained chimney masons handle the following masonry repairs:
- Spalling bricks
- Cracking bricks
- Crumbling bricks
- Missing bricks
- Stained bricks (efflorescence, mildew, etc.)
- Tuck pointing or repointing
Why Do I Need To Hire A Chimney Mason?
When your chimney masonry is looking a little (or a lot) worse for the wear, you will want to call a trained chimney mason—as opposed to a brick mason—to handle the repairs. This is because chimney construction is different from the work done by the craftsmen who build other parts of brick homes. To build and repair chimneys, the mason needs to fully understand the purpose of a chimney and the many important components that go into its construction.
Besides understanding the anatomy of a chimney, chimney masons use tools specific to their trade. They know how to scale roofs, and they have the tools to do so safely. They also know how to work carefully atop a roof, lessening liability risk. And not only is a chimney mason careful to protect himself from harm, but he also knows how to protect your roof from damage.
Finally, a brick chimney is different from a brick home in that it needs to be professionally waterproofed to keep it from absorbing water and to protect it from all the elements to which it will be directly exposed. The waterproofing product must be breathable so that water vapors from inside the chimney can escape, all while keeping rainwater out of your chimney.
If you need to have a masonry chimney built or if you have a masonry chimney that needs repairing, we hope you will call The Fireplace Service Company at (256) 845-9814 or click here to schedule an appointment online.