Chimney Masonry Contractors Specializing in Fireplace Chimney Repairs
Referred to as tuck pointing (tuckpointing), pointing, repointing, spot pointing, & brick chimney repair. Tuck pointing (tuckpointing) restores the masonry mortar joints between your bricks to eliminate water intrusion, prevent structural compromise, and restores the integrity & aesthetic value of your chimney.
Tuck pointing (tuckpointing) can be defined as the removal and replacement of mortar between stone, block, or brick. Superior Chimney's masonry crews will replace the existing failing mortar with new mortar (tuckpoint) to match the original masonry texture and color as closely as possible. Once mortar has been placed within the joint, it is then tooled. When done properly, tuck pointing (tuckpointing) will provide a strong, water-resistant joint that will extend the life of your masonry chimney and prevent future brick chimney repair needs.
Deteriorated brickwork weakens the chimneys integrity and allows cold drafts, water, and insects to invade your home.
Penetrating moisture weakens the mortar that bonds the masonry units together; it also promotes premature deterioration of your brick causing brick chimney repair & tuck pointing needs. When moisture finds its way into a defect on the brick and freezes, it will cause the brick face to spall (fall off), deflect, or displace. Once this happens, your brick is rendered useless, as it offers no structural support to the masonry structure.
Masonry brick chimney repair costs can be eliminated and/or minimized with regular inspections and preventative maintenance.
Superior Chimney can apply chimney saver, which has been developed specifically for use as a waterproofing agent on masonry chimneys to aid in preservation of integrity preventing brick chimney repair needs. This formula is vapor permeable, which means that it allows your masonry chimney to breathe out, but not in. Thus, water that has penetrated your masonry chimney, or moisture that has originated from inside, is allowed to escape, while the waterproofing agent prevents water entry from the outside. Read more about masonry Chimney Saver & how it prevents brick chimney repair needs.
|Note: Paint, or any non-vapor permeable water sealer, should never be used as a waterproofing agent because it will trap moisture inside your masonry chimney, accelerate deterioration, and cause brick chimney repair needs.|
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