Caulking a Chimney

Caulking, the American way to fix everything! All jokes aside, if done in a clean and proper way, chimney caulking specific parts can play a vital role in extending the life of your chimney. There are a few places that chimney caulking is effective and appropriate. The most vital place is the chimney counter flashing … Read more

Tuckpointing a Chimney

When proceeding with chimney tuckpointing, the first step is preparation. During this step, we erect scaffolding, swing stages, and/or ladders as required, the best-suited option is determined on-site. Upon, completion of setup, we cover the worksite with tarps during and protect with tarps as necessary. When tuckpointing cracked, missing, and/or loose mortar joints located during … Read more

Rebuilding a Chimney

When rebuilding a chimney, there are few steps done prior to the work date. Some of these include brick or stone matching, confirming chimney rebuild design with the client, and basic scheduling. Brick or stone matching, more tedious than expected, incudes taking photo samples or physical samples and visiting brickyards. At these brickyards, sample boards … Read more

How Long Does a Chimney Liner Last?

Chimney liner choice basically comes down to three options. There are clay liners, stainless steel liners, and cast-in-place liners. Each has its own pros and cons in the two main factors considered – longevity and cost of installation. In this article, we will break down the different liner types and answer the question – how … Read more

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