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The Basics of Mortar

The Basics of Mortar

The primary component of all masonry is mortar. Mortar is a mixture of sand, lime, and cement. That is really all there is to mortar. See my story could end, but mortar is so much more interesting than this. There are 5 commonly used mortar types,...

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Chimney Cap Repair – The Key To It All

Chimney Cap Repair – The Key To It All

Chimneys typically display deterioration from the top down. The concrete cap or crown is at the very top of the chimney serves to protect the composite structure below. On a masonry chimney, the concrete chimney cap is commonly the first component...

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Smoke in House

Smoke in House

Why does smoke come down our chimney? We’re wondering if you could look at our chimney for problems with venting.  I can tell you we’ve had several opinions on how to fix it and you were referred by __ who told us you’d be...

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Masonry Tools Basics

Masonry Tools Basics

Many people don't know the basics about tools used in masonry, so we've put together a little FAQ's section to help explain the very basics about some of our tools.

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Minnesota Cold Weather Effects on Chimney Repair

Minnesota Cold Weather Effects on Chimney Repair

Over time, Chimney masonry concrete can lose its integrity. Exposure to extreme weather, poorly–designed construction, or the use of improper building materials is one of the main causes of chimney deterioration especially in cold weather climates...

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Best Chimney Repair MN

Best Chimney Repair MN

All chimney's deteriorate, masonry chimney's all go bad eventually. Repairs are expensive, we are the first to know this. We are in the position of knowing all your options though and can help you determine which is best for your situation. We will...

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Chimney Reconstruction Quotes Minneapolis

Chimney Reconstruction Quotes Minneapolis

In chimney reconstruction quotes, know older homes commonly have structural problems to resolve and that can include the need for chimney reconstruction. The amount of work may astonish you needed to bring a chimney from old to new with revised...

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Repair Cracked Concrete Block Chimneys

Repair Cracked Concrete Block Chimneys

We believe that all cracks deserve answers, so we will work to find the reason why your chimney blocks to fix the why before we fix the block itself. Why is there cracking? A typical reason for a chimney block crack is: frost is the main issue in...

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Chimney Repair Contractor Quotes Minneapolis

Chimney Repair Contractor Quotes Minneapolis

When it pertains to chimney repair contractor quotes, know that older homes typically have structural issues to fix which can comprise the necessity for chimney reconstruction. The amount of work might shock you to bring a chimney from old to new...

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Client Testimonial

"Dayco is very professional. They took a picture of our chimney, showed us exactly what they would do to repair it, and their work came out perfectly. They also went above and beyond the call of duty, taking care of a leak that wasn’t connected to their chimney repair." -Ken Anderson, Golden Valley
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