Brick Chimney Repair River Forest
Chicago area chimneys are exposed to very heavy weather effects – strong wind, very cold/snowy winters, rain – while in the same time they are heated by hot gases from fire. That can cause a lot of deterioration, cracking and movement to your chimney.
Licensed and Fully Insured Servicing River Forest and the surrounding Chicago area
IL License # 104-012713
Repairs of your chimney may include repointing or rebuilding the firebox (where fire is built). Sometimes the damper needs to be repaired, so it can close properly the flu so heat wont escape through the chimney.
The mortar crown is the concrete or stone surface at the top of the chimney that keeps water out of flue. That part of your chimney should be repaired immediately when it’s cracked or broken – so you can avoid future serious water damages and huge repair costs. If you will leave it un-repaired it will provide the easy for water to penetrate the masonry. Then freeze cycles will cause masonry deteriorate. Un-repaired can release dangerous gases inside your home or even flames and sparks that can create a fire hazard.
If you need more information about our Brick Chimney Repair & Sealing Services or if you want to get a free estimate on next job – Call us at 773-839-0327 or use our Online Free Estimate Form
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Helpful Information Regarding Chimneys
- All mortar used for the tuckpointing is a 3:1 mix, (3) parts of fine aggregate “Bank Sand” mixed with (1) part of masonry type “N” cement, (3) trowles of lime, and (3) trowels of Portland cement.
- All mortar used for the bricklaying is a 2:1 mix, Portland and lime mixed with #2 sand aggregate.
- Percentage/square footage of wall areas to be spot-tuckpointed, will be determined by Contractor and specified in the contract
- Contractor is not responsible for settlement cracks and efflorescence forming on brick or mortar, due to moisture retention of the brick.