Renovate Your Chimney by Repointing Masonry

When you live in an older, historical home, you need to find professionals you can trust with your masonry repairs. It is important to make sure that the appearance of your home stays the same even after these repair work. This is why it is so important to hire a chimney professional who has the training and knowledge of masonry techniques like repointing masonry. They know how to replace damaged mortar, and restore it to its former glory.

For over 40 years, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists have been the team to trust for these types of chimney repair jobs in the Upstate South Carolina region. We would like to tell you more about our professional chimney repair services.

What is the process of repointing masonry?

man carry ladder on shoulderWhen masons fill the mortar joints during new construction, this masonry technique is pointing. When they make repairs to the mortar joints or fill in the damaged brickwork, this technique is repointing.

When should I get a professional to repoint my chimney’s masonry?

Although masonry chimneys are built to last a lifetime, water penetration leads to damaged bricks and mortar joints on the chimney. This damage can quickly deteriorate during the winter, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Masonry materials are naturally porous, and any moisture absorbed will freeze and expand when the temperature is cold. As the water thaws with warm weather, its force can cause the bricks and mortar joints to crack and break apart.

To repair this damage, you will need chimney professionals who are the proper training in repointing. After Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists makes the repairs, we can make sure that your chimney has the proper protection it needs to withstand from damage in the future. We offer water penetration preventive services including waterproofing. You can trust us to keep your chimney safe and strong all throughout the year.

Trust the team at Chim Cheree!

If you have damaged and missing bricks and mortar joints on your chimney, you should have them get the needed repairs as soon as possible to avoid further deterioration. Contact us today at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to schedule your appointment for our professional chimney masonry repair services.

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