Chimney Veneer Brick Installation

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Some houses are built and dressed in siding panels or other decorative finishes, asides from the classic brick or stone look. Most houses are built with chimneys. There comes an aging and unpleasant look to siding panels overtime and you may be intrigued to adding a masonry finish to the house. One common starting place is converting your chimney siding with chimney veneer brick, also known as, thin brick. Going with chimney veneer brick as opposed to a full size brick is more cost effective and maintains the look you are shooting for. So how is it done?


Chimney Veneer Brick


Chimney Structure Preparation

The existing siding panel or other chimney finish is removed and replaced with new plywood and/or cement boards, as necessary. Often times the existing base is still in good condition and is workable. Upon installation of these bases, felt paper #15 is installed over the plywood first. Additionally, masonry wire mesh is drilled, stapled, or nailed in and a new self-adhering      flashing installed at the base of the chimney walls and around all openings. Upon mesh installation, we apply a scratch coat of cement for proper adhesion with the chimney veneer brick.

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Chimney Veneer Brick Application

After/during proper curing time of the cement we install the new chimney veneer brick. Upon completion of the chimney veneer brick installation we tuck-point the walls 100% with mortar of type N. Mortar style finishes include concave (most common), flush (flat), or convex. Finally all maintenance joints, meaning, where chimney veneer brick meets roof, flashing, or concrete chimney crown, is properly caulked with one part urethane sealant, NP1.

Coast to Coast Masonry, Local Chicago Chimney Waterproofing Experts

At Coast to Coast Masonry Group (CTC), we repair, restore, protect, and preserve masonry including brick, stone, or even a chimney crown. Whether it is a necessary chimney rebuild, a broken glass block window, or think brick installtion our expert masons are here to help. We use the latest masonry technology techniques to restore brick and protect your home.

We at CTC Masonry are the complete solution to your masonry needs and making your chimney last longer. We highly value our clients and seek to gain their confidence by offering the highest level of customized chimney tuckpointing services and masonry products at a competitive price.

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