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Does your Chimney need Masonry Repair?

Most property owners never think about the wear and tear on their chimneys. Though your chimney is built to endure harsh weather conditions such as frigid temperatures, high winds, relentless sun, and torrential downpours, eventually these unforgiving conditions can lead your chimney down the road to restoration and repair.

Cracks in a brick, or in the masonry joints between bricks, are early warning signs that your chimney is in need of repair. You can prolong the life of your chimney by hiring a mason, such as Adam’s Quality Masonry to patch the cracks in your brick chimney. If left in disrepair, small cracks can become surprisingly large cracks in just a few months. Those large cracks can deepen and become worse due to the effects of rain, snow and ice. Eventually, some of the bricks, or pieces of brick, can fall off of the chimney.

Before your chimney repairs become too complex and expensive, it’s a good idea to contact an experienced professional mason to come and inspect your chimney and make necessary repairs. If the chimney masonry expert takes care of the repairs, your chimney should be back in working order before you know it.

Here are some things a qualified chimney masonry expert will do:

  • Assess the flue liner
  • Identify and repair cracks.
  • Remove and repair crumbling stone and mortar
  • Clear debris from the chimney cap
  • Recaulk the flashing
  • Analyze threat of leaning

Remember, the most commonly seen masonry chimney repairs typically stem from cracks, chimney liner issues, chimney crown failure & cracks, water issues and faulty chimney design. If you notice any of these, it’s time to get it corrected.

While it might not seem like a big deal to find a little brick in your yard from your chimney, it doesn’t hurt to get it checked out. Adam’s Quality Masonry has fixed and repaired countless chimneys. If you suspect your chimney is in need of being checked, Adam’s Quality Masonry is here to help.