Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky Chimney Repair
Chimney Works’ masonry crew has been serving the Cincinnati area since 2001. We provide all masonry services from simple chimney repairs to complete chimney rebuilds and chimney restorations. We can also perform routine maintenance and inspection to avoid premature deterioration.
A properly constructed chimney has a very long life span, however, even a well built chimney may periodically require maintenance and repair. Some common signs that your chimney is deteriorating are: cracks in the bricks, cracks in the mortar joints, missing mortar from the joints, rubble around your chimney, discoloration and water leaking into your home. Of course, if you are like most homeowners and do not spend a lot of time on the peak of your roof looking at your chimney, you may not even notice damage. The best way to be sure that your chimney is not developing an expensive problem is to have a qualified technician do a multi point inspection and make honest recommendations on repair.
Chimney Restoration and Reconstruction
Whether the chimney is in need of minor repairs or complete reconstruction, Chimney Works technicians and masons are trained to help you determine the appropriate course of action. No job is too big or too small, and you’ll appreciate our professional craftsmanship and care for your home.
The firebox of your fireplace is where all the action is, holding an open flame and coals that can easily exceed 1000 degrees. Obviously, any loose or cracked bricks need to be replaced right away. Mortar joints that are eroded back more than 1/2 inch will also need to be repaired. Or, perhaps its time for fireplace insert.
Chimney Crown Repair
The crown of your chimney is the surface on the very top that is sloped to move water away from the flue and keep water where it belongs. Despite how it looks, this isn’t actually concrete, its mortar, and cracks or breaking of your mortar crown can lead to water damage. The worst thing about this type of chimney damage is that it can start of small and turn into a big problem quick, especially after several freeze/thaw cycles, when water freezes and expands and makes small cracks big ones, letting more water in for the next time. Good news though, most crowns can be repaired or a specialized waterproof product called CrownSeal can be used to address the problem.
Chimney Damper Installation And Repair
Hopefully, your chimney has some type of damper. A damper is a device inside or on top of your chimney that can be closed when your chimney is not in use. Closing your damper stops the heat from your home from from going up the chimney, or cold air from outside coming down the chimney. Chimney Works offers throat dampers and top sealing dampers and damper cap combinations to ensure your home is as efficient as possible.