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Cicada Crawling Up the Chimney

This past weekend, for most homeowners, was the time to cut your grass. We’ve had plenty of rain to have the grass grow quite long. After opening the garage door and pulling out the mower, I was greeted by cicadas sitting on both garbage cans. They are definitely a good size bug. Okay, no big […]

Cicadas in the Chimney – Are They Trying to Get In?

Superior Chimney has been answering many questions about cicadas in the chimney. We thought it would be useful to discuss what you can do now before the billions of cicadas emerge from the ground and the worry about cicadas in the chimney begin. The Arrival of the Cicadas There are over 3,000 species of cicadas […]

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 […]

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 […]

What do Homeowners Need to Know About the Art of Chimney Tuckpointing

We all know what tuckpointing is all about. You can check your brick or stone home at anytime searching for missing mortar. That’s fairly easy. However, how often do you check the chimney, the highest point on your home? With the chimney braving all of the Chicago elements such as rain, high wind, hail, snow, […]

What Goes into a Chimney Tuckpointing Project?

Chimney tuckpointing is a great way to protect your home while giving it a clean, beautiful appearance. Sooner than later…brick or stone chimneys will need joints repaired and gaps filled where mortar has deteriorated or weakened with cracks and/or holes. Getting the highest point of your home repaired and maintained is important in order to […]

A Fireplace as a Source of Comfort

As many are working from home and dealing with kids and pets running around, homeowners have shared with us how the fireplace has brought comfort and a smile to their home. “Since our days remain chilly, I use the fireplace as a way to get the kids to sit in one place. They enjoy doing […]

Fireplace is Off, Summer is On & Repairs are….

As many of us begin to enjoy time off, spending time outside playing with kids, talking with neighbors and walking around the house and yard are many of our pleasures. We begin to make checklists of projects that need to be done, sometimes small and some a bit bigger than expected. Even thought this isn’t […]

Tuckpointing Chuckle

This is a must share picture on tuckpointing. I had to chuckle…a lot. I did not find the picture on the Internet, this was taken out on the job site. Someone thought they could repair the chimney and the side of the wall. Tuckpointing is a real art form…as this person found out. There’s just […]

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