Diverse Chimney Solutions for your chimney repair Chicago

At Craftsmen Masonry & Tuckpointing Chicago we offer several solutions in case you need a chimney restoration.

Caps for your chimney

Caps are very necessary because they protect your chimney from water, critters, and external factors. They can last up to 25 years, depending on the material. We recommend stainless steel or copper ones because they last longer. The main reason to install chimney caps is to reduce moisture in your home.

Tuckpointing for a Healthy Chimney

Tuckpointing is very important to keep your chimney in good shape and also to keep water away from the chimney system. It consists of the repairment of the mortar joints. Your chimney mortar joints get damaged with time causing cracks and water penetration which can lead to structural damage. Water can also cause fungus, moisture, or mold. Keep in mind mortar lasts about 25 years, but it can be affected by different conditions.

Chimney Dampers

Chimney dampers are used to open or seal your chimney from the outside elements when the fireplace is not in use. It’s very important to keep it open if you are planning to use it but it must be closed when the chimney is not in use so your air conditioner or heating stays inside your house. It will also help you lower your electric bills. If you notice any odor or a high electric bill, you may need a replacement.

Chimney Rebuilds

if you notice your bricks and mortar are starting to feel loose or crumbling and popping out it may be time for a rebuild. It is important to call for our service at Craftsmen Masonry & Tuckpointing Chicago, so we can make a proper inspection and rule out a repair and start planning the rebuild. Depending on the extent of the damage it may consist of the entire chimney or just a portion of it. We recommend waterproofing to protect your investment and to preserve your chimeny’s structural integrity.

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