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Chimney vs. Water

Every blog post, video and chimney professional will tell you water damage to a chimney is the worst and the most common damage your chimney will go through. Plants, our bodies and animals are made up of at least 70% water! Yet, our chimneys are not. Chimneys are heavily affected by rain, wind and everyday […]

The ABC’s of Tuckpointing Chimney Repair

The ABC’s of tuckpointing chimney repair include chimney size, repair and materials. Have you ever browsed online, especially a website like Instagram or Facebook, and saw photos of perfect homes? It feels like you do home repairs almost every day! Those home improvement shows on HGTV make a living off of the perfect interior and […]

Chimney Repair: Fact or Fiction

Winter is coming to an end in the Chicago area, which so happens to be the best time to schedule for a chimney repair. In this blog, we will play a game of Fact or Fiction! We will ask you a question about one type of chimney inspection. Before you read on to the answer, […]

What Makes “Chimney Potholes”?

The freeze thaw cycle is an unfortunate way your chimney experiences damage in the fall, winter and spring months. Have you ever noticed the road during springtime? Even without salt, the very porous asphalt/concrete is freezing and thawing. This process causes annoying potholes & cracks. The same goes for chimneys! The material that holds masonry […]

Tuckpointing the Chimney

Tuckpointing the Chimney

Limited time, this year, remains for tuckpointing the chimney to happen. That’s because the type of cement used for tuckpointing the chimney dries best in the warmer months. With Fall creeping in more and more, getting any type of mortar or concrete related chimney repairs completed needs to be done now. How do you know […]

Q&A: When Is the Best Time for an Exterior Chimney Repair

We’ve received many questions about exterior chimney repair over the years from concerned homeowners trying to keep up on the maintenance of their chimney. This includes damage to mortar and any structural damage not involving the flue, fireplace, and so on. Here’s some of the most interesting questions that we’ve received, and our answers to […]

Repair Stone Chimney vs Brick: What’s Easier to Maintain

Repair Stone Chimney vs Brick

Repair a stone chimney is similar to repairing a brick and mortar chimney. Stone chimneys are made of large stones that are held together by mortar. It’s easy to think that stone chimneys do not deteriorate as quickly as brick and mortar chimneys due to the less porous nature of stones. Though the stones are […]

Chimney Damage from Storms: 4 Ways to Identify a Problem

Chimney Damage from Storms

Chimney damage from storms is likely to happen especially during the Chicagolands spring and summer months. As Chicagoland often experiences very heavy thunderstorms during summer, it’s important to keep up with your chimney’s maintenance. The howling of the wind, rain and even hail of a summer storm echoing through the chimney sounds eerie enough as […]

Tuckpointing Chimney Repair: DIY or Hire a Professional

Tuckpointing Chimney Repair: DIY or Hire a Professional

Tuckpointing chimney repairs are a time consuming and expensive project. For an average chimney, the standard time to complete tuckpointing repairs may be around 4-6 hours, at the very minimum. It can cost a decent amount of money too. Because of the time and expense, many think of turning to a do it yourself YouTube […]

Are You Tilting Your Head Looking at a Chimney? May be Time for a Chimney Rebuild

Are You Tilting Your Head Looking at a Chimney? May be Time for a Chimney Rebuild

A chimney rebuild may be necessary after a long winter of fluctuating weather conditions and humidity. With the weather Chicago has been having this winter, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there are some spotted damages to your chimney. When a chimney’s repairs are beyond tuckpointing, it may be subject to a partial or full […]

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