Today’s going to be a pretty nice day. While you clean up the yard for a bit of spring cleaning, be sure to check out your chimney. It’ll be bright enough outside to get a good look.
What are you looking for?
- Mortar that’s missing between the bricks or stone
- Any cracks in the mortar
- If the bricks are slanted, tilted
- Missing bricks or stone
What causes the mortar between the bricks or stone to deteriorate?
When water makes its way through a tiny crack in the mortar. Now let’s have the temperatures freeze, then warm up, like we’ve had lately, it’s a perfect scenario for the mortar to begin or continue to deteriorate.
How to fix the deteriorated mortar?
For a long-term solution, an experienced, certified technician will perform the best service. Our certified technicians will first match the original masonry texture and color as best as possible. Then he’ll remove and replace the mortar.
For extended protection, waterproof the chimney with our Chimney Saver. The solution will minimize brick and masonry deterioration, prevents water from being absorbed and eliminates future chimney repair.
Do I really need to get tuckpointing done?
Tuckpointing prevents moisture from entering the chimney system. Meaning, water can enter the chimney, make it way into the flue lining. You’ll get the lovely smell from mold, mildew or rotting wood.
What if I have a gas fireplace?
The chimney is still the same if you have a wood burning, gas or don’t even use your fireplace. The elements from the outside cause deterioration to happen as well as the smells from the fireplace.
Who do I call?
Superior Chimney at 877-244-6349. We’re an essential business, so we’re ready to take your call. See our COVID-19 practices for homes and employees.