If your chimney structure is still good, but cracks in the joints are starting to develop, Chimney Tuck-Pointing is way to maintain the chimney structure and prevent leaking chimneys. If the chimney structure is bad, or if enough of the mortar has been damaged, often a rebuild of the chimney structure is recommended. This can be summarized as follows: Tuck-Pointing maintains the structure, Rebuilding repairs the structure.
Why do we recommend rebuilding the chimney instead of tuckpointing in some cases? Tuckpointing is recommended when the structure of the chimney is solid. What that means is the bricks and / or are still strong, but the mortar needs some slight maintenance. Tuckpointing is NOT recommended on chimneys where the structure has been compromised, or in other words, the masonry has holes or is loose. Chimney Rebuilding is recommended when the structure of the chimney needs to be repaired. Loose and / or spalling brick or stone mean cannot be properly fixed my tuckpointing. Once you start to see pieces of the brick or other masonry fall down, it is often time to have your chimney rebuilt and inspected. For over 20 years, Smoke Stacks has been providing the homeowners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan area with quality chimney rebuilding services. Don't wait until it's too late, schedule an estimate to have your chimney rebuilt today by Smoke Stacks, Inc., The Honest Professionals.
Chimneys are an integral part of many homes. It is the chimney's responsibility to vent the hazardous gases that are created by your home heating appliance. It is of the utmost importance that your chimney is working correctly to ensure the safety of your family.
Many chimney problems, such as holes and cracks, in the masonry of the chimney go unnoticed until there is a problem that is very noticeable. Chimney problems can cause your heating furnace to stop working properly, fireplace smoke to come back into your house or cause water to come though your ceiling or walls.
For years, people throughout the greater Milwaukee and Waukesha areas have been turning to Smoke Stacks, Inc. for their chimney repair and relining needs. At Smoke Stacks, Inc. we believe that attention to detail, professional work, courteous service and honest prices are the qualities that make the difference.