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Tuck-Pointing and Rebuilds
Due to exposure to the elements, usage and the passage of time, bricks and mortar eventually show signs of wear. Depending upon the degree of deterioration different types of repairs are required. Timely maintenance of your chimney structure will ensure years of uninterrupted safe enjoyment and will enhance the value of your home. Tuck-pointing restores the masonry mortar joints between your bricks to eliminate water intrusion, prevents structural compromise, and restores the integrity & aesthetic value of your chimney.
Maximum Chimney Services masonry crews will replace the existing failing mortar with new mortar to match the original masonry texture and color as closely as possible. Once mortar has been placed within the joint, it is tooled. When done properly, tuck-pointing provides a strong, water-resistant joint that will extend the life of your masonry chimney and prevent future brick chimney repair needs. If matters are too extreme a rebuild is necessary.
Spalling and Flaking Bricks
The face of the bricks may shale or fall off. If left unattended, these bricks continue to deteriorate and entire bricks may eventually fall out of the chimney. Deteriorated brickwork weakens the chimney’s integrity and allows cold drafts, water, and insects to invade your home.
Cracked or Damaged Crown
The crown is the cement slab at the top of a masonry chimney. Crown repairs range from minor crown seals to complete crown rebuilds. If deterioration is left unattended it will eventually lead to damage to the chimney structure beneath. Maximum Chimney Services can resurface the crown with a fast setting elastomeric coating that forms a flexible waterproof membrane. Resurfacing the crown is specifically designed to repair and protect chimney crowns from water intrusion.
Water Repellant is applied to the chimney as a preventive measure to protect against water penetration. It is very important that your chimney is protected from the elements. Without adequate protection, water will eventually penetrate the chimney structure. The bricks will begin to spall (faces of the bricks pop off) or the mortar joints will deteriorate. Moisture is always present in bricks and concrete. Inferior sealers often form a water resistant surface which traps water vapors. These trapped vapors will contribute to future deterioration. Maximum Chimney Services uses a water repellant that is 100% vapor-permeable, eliminating water absorption.
Flashing is the strip of metal that joins the base of the chimney to the roof-line. Flashing prevents water from penetrating this joint and seeping into your house. A flashing seal is needed when sections of the flashing have lifted.