Chimney Repair Brooklyn Center MN
Whatever the style or age, chimney’s may at some point encounter depreciation which can result in the necessity for repair services and maintenance. Minor cases for example, a bird nest in a chimney can result in significant damage which can eventually become somewhat expensive. Dayco General provides every kind of chimney repair.
Prior to exploring chimney repairs, it is important to evaluate the structural form of the chimney as this is the foundation of the preliminary procedures. The brick and mortar should not allow rain or other elements to permeate the chimney’s composite structure.
Harm to chimneys may be brought on by a number of issues. Nonetheless, the scope and size of repairs is most generally a factor of the age of the structure but can also be brought on by severe weather (falling tree limbs or lightning strikes) or a chimney fire. Problems as a resulted of deteriorating mortar, excess moisture within the chimney, or a chimney fire will weaken clay tile liners and the brick, it is extremely important that chimneys are inspected from time to time. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends yearly chimney inspection. In the Twin Cities Metro area our excessive freeze/thaw cycles adds even more weight to the demand for routine inspections.
Qualified repairs are needed when you feel that the scope of the deterioration is over and above what you can easily handle. Inspection by our CSIA certified experts will supply you with a report which offers appropriate maintenance procedures.
Older brick and mortar that has been through many freeze/thaw cycles, particularly on chimneys that have a leaking cap that has allowed water to both the interior and exterior of a wall, can swell considerably causing a detectable (sometimes hazardous) lean as time goes by. Surprisingly, a chimney that leans due to this process will often tip away from the sun. In the Northern hemisphere this means an older chimney with severe freeze/thaw expansion damage will lean toward the North because the sunny side will have a broader depth of temperature variation and a lot more frequent fluctuations in the freeze/thaw phenomena. We have seen tall chimneys that were leaning so precariously that we suggested non-occupancy of areas below the hinge point of the chimney until repairs could be made.
Spalled brick is a very common damage found in chimneys.
Missing mortar joints should be thoroughly repointed with
new mortar to stop further damage to the chimney structure.
We have seen chimneys totally fall to the ground, which requires removal and replacement. All these maintenance tasks will require expertise. Regretfully, in these cases, there is no convenient alternative for chimney repair except to replace the broken bricks. Brick replacement and tuckpointing should only be done by a qualified tradesman. We see damaged home facades constantly where an inexperienced person attempted tuckpointing only to do permanent harm to the brick appearance by smearing mortar outside the joints. Tuckpointing is among the trades that has a very high learning curve and a lot of expertise is required to turn out a nice-looking project that will last a very long time.
Regardless of many essential preventative measures, if you find any cracks, signs of degeneration, crumbling mortar in the chimney, it is time to get in touch with our pros here at Dayco General for a chimney inspection to verify the safety and security of your home. Ignoring masonry chimney concerns may possibly be downright costly and dangerous for your family.