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 and causes damage and deterioration. According to the informational website, WiseGeek, other issues, such as weathering, poor workmanship, earthquake damage, and negligence, can lead to masonry repairs. When you are in need of masonry repairs, it is important to find a company, like Ashbusters, with experienced masons to be guaranteed you are getting quality workmanship. We would like to tell you a bit more about the most common types of masonry repairs.
The process of taking out the damaged mortar in masonry joints and restoring those joints with new mortar, tuckpointing can be a very detailed and painstaking procedure, especially if the home is an older one. The reason for this has to do with the differences in hardness and permeability of the mortar materials of today with those of the past. Our experienced masons at Ashbusters will consider the original mortar materials when creating the new mortar for a tuckpointing job to ensure the chimney structure will be sound and stable. Our certified masons guarantee any tuckpointing repairs they perform will be durable enough to last for years.
Chimney Crown Construction and Restoration
Since a chimney crown is located at the top of your chimney to protect it from rain and melted snow, it often suffers from water erosion damage. Water erosion leads to cracking and spalling, which can cause an even bigger problem of water leaking into your chimney to cause rusting and other corrosion damage to your chimney liner, damper, and other parts of your chimney. The qualified masons at Ashbusters can easily repair minimal damage to chimney crowns as well as construct a brand new crown if your crown is beyond simple repairing. Using their years of experience, our masons will build you a durable new crown and protect this crown from rain and melted snow with a coating of a waterproof sealant.
Does your older fireplace need a facelift? The masons at Ashbusters can spruce up the appearance of your hearth by refacing the mantle with new materials such as marble, different colors of bricks, stone, metal, or tile. No matter your style or your budget, we can help you design and create the fireplace you have always wanted.
Want more information about the different types of masonry repair service we provide, remember that you can call Ashbusters to speak with our experienced masonry staff. We are happy to tell you more about what we can do for your chimney.