Is Your Chimney Or Fireplace An Eyesore? Ask Us About Our Masonry Repairs
Masonry chimneys are exposed to many elements that may cause them to deteriorate. In winter months, the chimney may absorb water and freeze/thaw, causing loose and deteriorating bricks and cracking and crumbling mortar joints and crowns. Of course, our chimneys battle moisture and water damage all year long, but as damage worsens, water problems and further deterioration is inevitable. That’s why repairs are necessary and should be performed by experienced professionals ASAP.
The team here at Firesafe Chimney Services is Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified and we have considerable experience repairing and restoring masonry chimneys and fireplaces.
Whether the damage is to the brick itself or the mortar joints that hold the brick structure together, our crew knows what to do and how to make your chimney strong and beautiful again.
- If brick is water-damaged, loose, discolored, popping, or deteriorating, we can carefully remove the brick or bricks and replace them with brick that matches the rest of the masonry in both color and strength. We take into account the location and age of the chimney when finding appropriate replacement brick, so you never have to worry about a poor-looking result.
- If it’s the joints between the brick that need some TLC, our team will very carefully grind out the damaged joints and pack fresh mortar in. Like we do with brick, we work to expertly color-match mortar and leave you with a beautiful and seamless finished product.
- If the crown of your chimney is where the real damage is, we can repair cracks, smooth and seal the surface, or completely replace the crown. Find out more about our crown repairs and rebuilds here on our website.
- We even repair and replace damaged fireboxes and fireplace panels and restore your fireplace to its former glory.
How Can You Detect Masonry Damage Before It’s Extreme?
Aside from noticing obvious and advanced masonry damage, how can you know if your masonry chimney needs repairs? Schedule an annual chimney inspection. When performed by a certified chimney sweep, the level one inspection can uncover serious and slight masonry damage to your chimney. We’ll evaluate the brick and mortar, check for signs of water damage, and provide a full report on the condition of the structure, as well as recommendations for repairs. We can also apply a waterproofing product to the masonry after repairs have been made to ward off any future masonry deterioration.
For all of your masonry repairs, call on Firesafe Chimney Services, Central Massachusetts’ dependable, professional, and prompt chimney company. Call 413-436-7946 or use our online scheduling form to request an appointment today!