Chimney Brick Repair | Masonry Damage

A chimney is only as good as its brick-and-mortar structure. When bricks become loose or cracked and when mortar joints begin to crumble and decay, the system can quickly fall into a cycle of complex and expensive damage.

National Chimney Service provides expert chimney tuckpointing, brick repair and replacement, masonry waterproofing, chimney rebuilding, and complete chimney structural inspections. We serve customers in Stamford CT, Morristown NJ, Norwalk CT, Chester NJ, and other cities and towns in Fairfield County CT, and Morris County NJ.

Masonry Repair in Bridgeport, CTInfiltrating water through compromises in your chimney’s masonry will always lead to trouble. Once water from rain or melting snow has gotten into even the smallest cracks, it can freeze and expand, adding to the damage.

Eventually, larger sections of your chimney will be open to water intrusion, leading to significant masonry decay and possible damage to your chimney liner and adjacent building materials of your home.

How Does Chimney Masonry Become Damaged?

Several things can harm a chimney’s masonry:

  • Old age
  • Inferior materials or poor workmanship when building the chimney
  • Season after season of intense weather temperatures
  • Weather and seismic events such as lightning strikes, fierce hail storms, gale-force winds, and earthquakes
  • Problems with the chimney footing
  • Regular house-settling

Water leaks and the resulting ongoing damage is a serious concern. Even more serious is the possibility that a compromised chimney will eventually collapse, putting people who live in the home at risk. A fallen chimney also can cause severe roof damage.

How We Address Damaged Chimney Masonry

National Chimney Service has been providing expert chimney repair throughout Morris and Fairfield counties for more than 20 years. In that time, we’ve seen just about everything that can go wrong with a chimney, and we’ve developed sound strategies for dealing with all of it.

The first step in addressing chimney masonry damage is an inspection. Our crew understands chimney structures inside and out, and we’ll quickly pinpoint the cause, location and extent of the damage. We can then get to work.

Morristown, NJ Chimney WaterproofingTuckpointing

This is a process whereby we remove crumbling and decayed mortar and replace it with a strong new compound that will give your chimney many more years of soundness and service.

Brick replacement

A single loose brick can lead to big trouble down the line, so we’ll closely inspect every brick in your chimney and replace any that have cracked or become loose to make sure the chimney is sound.

Chimney waterproofing

Minor brick repair can often be accomplished with a top-grade water-repellant applied to the surface of the masonry. We use a product called ChimneySaver Water-Base Repellant that brings excellent results.

 

Chimney rebuilding

In cases where large sections of bricks and mortar are seriously damaged, we can rebuild those sections with high-quality new materials. We offer partial and complete chimney rebuilding that covers you in every contingency.

Get on the Road to a Safe and Sound Chimney

If you know or suspect your chimney is suffering from any kind of structural damage, arrange a visit from our licensed chimney inspectors to get to the root of the problem. We’ll tell you exactly what’s happening and outline exactly what we can do to remedy the situation

National Chimney Service is family-owned and family-operated. We are Chimney Professionals, and we’re fully insured for your protection.

Speak with a chimney repair specialist in NJ at (862) 359-0059 or in CT at (203) 357-5507 today!

 

 

Use an Experienced, Established Chimney Sweep Company!

Don’t take chances with uninsured, novice, roofers, unregistered business, no workman’s comp.
Our pros have to know what they’re doing when they put their heads up a chimney and to do that, chimney sweeps obtain specialized training and have years of experience in the field.