Chimney Rebuilds and Restorations
A leaning, cracked, crumbling or unsightly chimney can be an intimidating prospect for any homeowner. A chimney in disrepair detracts from your home’s appearance. It can pose a fire risk to your home. But how do you approach such a large-scale improvement project?
At Chimney Saver Solutions, we offer a lineup of chimney restoration and rebuilding services that will restore the look and function of your chimney!
One of the most common chimney restorations is tuckpointing. Tuckpointing restores the mortar between your chimney’s bricks, which can crack and crumble away. If failing mortar joints are ignored, they can compromise the strength of your chimney’s structures. Tuckpointing involves scraping away the old mortar and filling in the gaps with new mortar. Tuckpointing strengthens your chimney’s structure and improves the appearance of your chimney.
Damaged chimney liners
Most chimney restorations involve chimney liner repair. A cracked or damaged chimney liner can allow the smoke and heat from your fire to reach your home’s structure. That can cause smoke damage to your home, or even lead to a home fire. If your chimney liner is damaged, we can install a new stainless steel chimney liner or resurface the interior of your flue with HeatShield Cerfractory Sealant so your chimney continues to protect your home from the heat and smoke of your fireplace.
Cracked chimney crowns
Your chimney’s crown sits atop your chimney and seals off your chimney’s inner layers from moisture. Chimney crowns are prone to cracking or flaking over time. Cracks can be repaired, or your chimney crown can be entirely rebuilt so that it continues to protect your chimney’s flue from water damage.
Just like your chimney’s exterior masonry, the masonry within your firebox can break down over time due to the effects of moisture and extreme heat. A failing firebox can put your home at risk for a fire, and a cracked or crumbling firebox can detract from your home’s aesthetics. We can rebuild your firebox to improve the look of your fireplace and ensure its function.
In extreme cases where the chimney has been damaged to the point that it can’t be repaired — such as damage from a storm or a fire, or when the chimney is leaning or missing large sections of brick — a complete chimney rebuilding is necessary. In these cases, Chimney Saver Solutions’ expert masons can rebuild your chimney so it looks as good as or better than new! When your chimney is rebuilt, you know it will function properly and serve as attractive addition to your home.
If you have noticed a breakdown in your chimney’s structure, such as cracked or crumbling masonry, a damaged firebox or extreme leaning or structural problems, call Chimney Saver Solutions to schedule an appointment today! We can evaluate your chimney and prescribe the best course of repairs to restore your chimney’s look and function.