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What Is Spalling?

One of the most important things you have to do when you have a masonry chimney is protecting it from water penetration. You may have heard how damaging water can be to the bricks and mortar of your chimney. In fact, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)...

Is It Time for a Chase Cover Replacement?

Getting your chimney ready for the freezing temperatures that we will be seeing soon involves checking the condition of some of the components of your chimney to be sure your bricks, mortar, and chase cover will be protected from water penetration. One of these parts,...

It Might Be Time to Replace Your Chimney Cap

Making sure your chimney is ready for winter is an important task for homeowners. Winter weather can be tough on masonry chimneys, so you need to ensure your chimney can handle whatever winter may bring. One of the most important components of your chimney system is...

Does Your Chimney Meet Modern Standards?

Owning a home that is more than 50 years old involves a great deal of responsibility. Since building codes have changed over the years, it is essential to ensure your home is up to these modern standards. Just like the electrical and plumbing systems in your older...

Common Chimney Masonry Repairs

When your home has a masonry chimney, it is inevitable that at some point your chimney will need repairing or restoring. Although masonry materials are long-lasting and durable, water from rain and melted snow can penetrate the masonry joints, which wears them down...