Masonry Repairs

Chimney Sweeps of America, Serving Denver and Boulder, Colorado

If your chimney brick and mortar are looking worn out or damaged, Chimney Sweeps of America has the experience to provide all the necessary masonry repairs. We’ll pinpoint all problems, make the fixes and prevent issues from occurring again in the future. Our certified technicians understand the unique needs of all building types and will put together a customized plan that works with your budget.

Chimney & Masonry Repair Services

Chimney Brick Problems and Repair

Moisture creeping into bricks and the mortar that bonds the chimney together is the primary culprit of masonry failure. Over time and due to our weather extremes here in Colorado, penetrating moisture not only weakens the mortar that bonds the masonry units together but promotes premature deterioration of brick. When moisture finds its way into a brick defect, it can begin to spall, deflect or displace. Once this happens, the brick loses its structural support to the masonry wall.

To make the necessary masonry repairs, Chimney Sweeps of America will remove the defective bricks to prevent water damage from spreading to the healthy and sound brick remaining. We’ll then replace the removed brick for a seamless finish.

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masonry repairs and tuck pointing

Tuck Pointing and Chimney Mortar Repair

Tuck pointing is a masonry repair used for your chimney joints. It involves removing some of the existing mortar from between the bricks, stone or blocks, down to a depth of about half an inch, more if needed. Your Chimney Sweeps of America technician will then replace it with new mortar.

Tuck Pointing is not considered to be a structural repair. While many contractors will try to sell it as a structural repair, you can rest assured that it’s purely aesthetic. Some will argue that it does help the overall structure and in some cases of extreme mortar deterioration, this could be true. However, because tuck pointing does not replace all existing mortar, it’s not technically considered structural.

To make the necessary masonry repairs, Chimney Sweeps of America will remove the defective bricks to prevent water damage from spreading to the healthy and sound brick remaining. We’ll then replace the removed brick for a seamless finish.

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