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Repairing your Chimney Masonry

After a cold winter filled with time around your fireplace, does your chimney masonry and fireplace look worn out? Spring is the perfect time to get your chimney’s masonry repaired. Chimney masonry repairs should not be neglected, and you should definitely not trust just anyone with this job. Masonry damage to your chimney exterior are not only ugly in appearance, but they also pose a danger to your chimney and home. The most common types of masonry repair are the following. Let’s learn why it’s a good idea to hire professionals for this job.


A chimney’s exterior masonry can last for a long time, but the mortar joints that hold the bricks together break down more rapidly because of the moisture from the freeze-thaw cycle. Crumbling mortar joints not only make your chimney look terrible, but they pose danger for your home. It allows water to invade your chimney which can cause further damage, and if they continue to deteriorate, this weakened mortar joints could jeopardize the entire chimney structure, causing it to lean or even collapse. Tuckpointing is a simple and fast way to pinpoint and fix specific broken mortar joints right away.

Chimney crown repair

Chimney crowns seal the top layers of your chimney to prevent water from entering your chimney. Cracks in the crown can allow water to leak down your chimney, creating a leak that is really hard to detect and cause major damages. Chimney crown repair involve sealing cracks.  You can also reconstruct your entire crown so it’s perfectly built to keep water out of your chimney flue.

Firebox repair

The extreme heat from all the fires can cause cracks in your firebox over time. When these cracks worsen, they can cause your firebox to be ineffective. The heat of your fireplace will gain access to the surrounding building materials, potentially causing a fire. A firebox repair or rebuild will restore the integrity of it by either sealing off any cracks or replacing damaged firebricks.

Chimney relining

Due to moisture intrusion and heat from your fireplace, the clay tiles in your liner can crack or crumble over time. Once this happens, your chimney will no longer be able to withstand the extreme heat and constant smoke. Chimney liners are repaired with a specialized poured-in cement or with a metal chimney liner.

Who to trust with masonry chimney repairs

Deteriorating chimney masonry can put your home at risk for water damage or even a fire. Improper repairs can make matters worse or cause the problem to happen again. That’s why you need to find a professional chimney mason you can trust. Your Chimney Sweep has years of experiences, and we also have the proper equipment to repair your chimney. We could love to repair and help meet any of your chimney needs. Schedule an appointment with us at 317-243-9687 and get your chimney masonry repaired today!
By Joe Sauter on April 26th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment