We Provide Excellent Chimney Masonry Repairs

As we head into the summer season, you want to be sure that your masonry chimney is in good condition. Damaged or missing bricks and mortar joints in your chimney structure increases the risk of water leaking into your chimney. The longer that this damage is left unrepaired, the higher the chances for more deterioration to occur. Here in the Upstate South Carolina region, we get a lot of rain. Give Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists a call as soon as you can. For over 40 years, we have provided the area with excellent masonry chimney repair services, along with our professional chimney maintenance and installation services. We would like to tell you more about how water causes so much damage to masonry materials.

How does water cause so much damage to masonry chimneys?hands working on masonry restoration

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)  has called water the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys because it can cause extensive and expensive damage and deterioration. Masonry joints and bricks are naturally porous, allowing them to allow moisture in to damage them. During the winter, any trapped moisture freezes and expands. As the weather warms back up, the force of the water thawing can cause the bricks to crack and break apart from the chimney structure. Repeated freeze/thaw cycles in one winter season can leave behind deterioration that leads to serious water leaks that can jeopardize the soundness of the chimney structure.

How can Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists help me get my masonry chimney back into shape?

Our professional chimney masonry technicians have been trained in repair techniques such as repointing. Your restored chimney will look good and be structurally secure. We use the best quality materials to give you a durable chimney that will last a lifetime. Before we begin repairing, we will discuss your options for preventing water penetration, including chimney cap and flashing installation and waterproofing.

If you have noticed damaged or missing bricks and mortar joints on your masonry chimney, you should contact us today at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists. We will take care of the masonry repairs to get your chimney in great shape again.

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