Chimney Repair & Rebuilding
Chimneys are usually exposed to a more significant deal of moisture as they’re the only brickwork structures that are above the building. It’s quite common for them to enter freeze cycles due to extreme weather conditions. Not only are the damages on chimneys evident to everyone, including visitors, but they can quickly expand and put the property in even further risks. The most efficient thing to do at the sight of a fault in your chimney is to resolve the problem immediately. This is done to prevent the chipped or cracked mortar from falling and causing injury to people or vehicles around the building. Without the necessary tools and expertise needed to handle the situation effectively, the job will not get done correctly. Masonry Atlanta is a company of expert masons who are equipped with top-notch equipment to use proven techniques to repair or rebuild your chimney.
If you’ve observed an irregular white stain across the mortar in your chimney, then you’ve witnessed efflorescence. They could be as a result of water seepage or excess moisture, which will inevitably lead to even further damages if not handled correctly. And this deterioration happens relatively quickly, so you need to add fast when you notice efflorescence in your chimney.
When the mortar of your chimney begins to show cracks and irregular spacing, it’s imperative to have them fixed immediately. If left to expand, these cracks will act as a passage for moisture, which will grow through temperature changes and even cause further deterioration. Smoke and heat from the fireplace will also escape through these spaces. Over time, the mortar will lose its form and possibly collapse the chimney. You should note that these mortar joints are not also visible and may require expertise to inspect accurately.
The crown of the chimney is meant to protect the structure from rain, snow, and other exterior damaging factors. Over time, they begin to develop faults and show signs. It’s in your best interest to watch out for these faults, however slight, and fix them as quickly as possible to prevent even wider cracks or crumbling masonry.
Due to the changes in climatic conditions through the years, your chimney is regularly exposed to a great deal of moisture that could gradually damage the structure beyond repair. In such cases, the best thing to do is to rebuild the entire system. Without such measures in place, it’s only a matter of time before the chimney starts crumbling.
The Best Solution
Chimney repairs and rebuilding are best left to professional masonry services like Masonry Atlanta. Our company comprises of a team of certified masons who are skilled at using stellar approaches for resolving the faults mentioned above and more. Our team is equipped with state of the art tools for repairing cracks in the mortar of the structure, as well as rebuilding the entire thing if necessary. We also provide quality consultation services on how to preserve your chimney better and prevent severe damages that call for rebuilding.