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Chimney Masonry Repairs

As strong as brick and mortar is, masonry structures don't last forever. And since chimneys are being bombarded with heat on the inside and the elements on the outside, they're particularly susceptible to deterioration. When it’s too late for preventative measures to be effective, more major repairs will be necessary.

The Visual Story of a Masonry Repair Project

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Masonry repairs, particularly when it comes to chimneys and fireplaces, aren't a simple process. With any masonry repair, it takes expertise and education to do the work properly. A chimney technician needs to match the look of the original work, so that the repair work isn't glaringly obvious or an eyesore, and will survive all of the stress that a chimney system is continually under.

Masonry repairs are much more complex when dealing with older homes. Years back, masonry structures were built using bricks and mortar that were made of different materials (and had different strength and permeability levels) than what we commonly use today. Older lime mortar is incompatible functionally and visually with the Portland cement-based mortar we now use. When someone is performing tuckpointing work on older structures (removing damaged mortar joints and replacing them), it's critical that the right materials be used. Otherwise, the repairs will look terrible and will diminish the structural soundness of the chimney.

With over 35 years of experience installing, repairing and restoring chimneys and fireplaces in Upstate South Carolina and the surrounding areas, Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists has encountered every repair need you can dream up. Our technicians are constantly learning new techniques and methods to better serve our customers, and are dedicated to providing the highest level of service. If you need masonry repairs, count on us to make your chimney as good as new, while offering the kind of service you'd expect from long-time neighbors.

Masonry Repair Needs Vary

When bricks or firebricks are still intact, but mortar joints have eroded, we may be able to make repairs using tuckpointing.

Chimney crown
A cracked or spalling chimney crown is a serious problem that can very quickly contribute to serious water damage in your chimney system or home. We can recommend a variety of fixes, including building a new concrete chimney crown or applying a crown coat.

Chimney Rebuilds
When the damage in your chimney is significant enough that a tear down and rebuild is the only safe option, Chim Cheree is here to help. We'll safely remove your old chimney, and build a beautiful and durable new one that will allow you to enjoy your fireplace or stove for years without worry.

If you need masonry repairs, contact Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists, at 864-895-4204, or use our online scheduling form!

The firebox in your fireplace will likely need some kind of repair over time. With our years of experience in fireplace renovations, this is one issue we can definitely help you with!

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Thank you for forcing me to make what I think was the only sensible decision I could have — even though I’m having a hard time “swallowing” it. It would simply be a big mistake to continue with wood. I could find myself at any time unable to cut it myself, and buying would be out of the question. I have often regretted that I even looked up my chimney–everything has worked so well and economically with the situation I have had for all these years. I have decided to convert everything to gas — hot water heater, furnace, fireplace, stove, dryer, etc. It was your intelligent advice that made me finally come to the right conclusion. I really appreciate your interest and professional advice and will be willing to compensate you for your help. Thanks again and knowing that this won’t put any bread on the table, consider me a satisfied “non customer”.
~ Joe L.