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Chimney repairs can be referred to as many things such as fireplace repairs, chimney tuckpointing, fireplace flue repairs, chimney flue repairs, etc. Tuckpointing chimney repairs, or fireplace repairs, restore the masonry mortar joints between your bricks to eliminate water intrusion, prevent structural compromise, and restore the integrity & aesthetic value of your chimney.
A tuckpointing chimney repair 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) and 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, a tuckpointing chimney repair will provide a strong, water-resistant joint. This will extend the life of your masonry chimney and prevent future brick chimney repairs and fireplace repairs.
Deteriorated brickwork compromises 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 repairs & tuck pointing needs. When moisture finds its way into a defect on the brick and freezes, it will cause the need for chimney repairs; 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.
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 repairs. 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 repairs and fireplace repairs.
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 the need for brick chimney repair.