Chicago’s premier provider of chimney services, Lindemann Chimney Service, offers a variety of chimney masonry and tuckpointing services.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chimney and fireplace damage can occur for many different reasons, including fire, water, poor construction, or even lack of maintenance. Lindemann Chimney Service, located in Lake Bluff, Illinois and serving Chicago and the surrounding areas, offers a variety of masonry repair and tuckpointing services to help home and business owners continue to enjoy their fireplaces safely.
Tuckpointing is an aesthetic service that involves utilizing two different colors of mortar between bricks to create the impression that that there are very fine joints between those bricks. Most commonly, tuckpointing occurs when there is damage to the mortar between bricks. These issues must be repaired quickly to avoid moisture damage, which can worsen the deterioration over time and require more expensive repairs.
Bricks are said to “spall” when they deteriorate due to moisture penetration. Things like the types of bricks used on your chimney, your climate, and even the architecture of your home can have an impact on bricks in this way. Some spalling occurs normally over time, and for the most part, it is relatively simple to repair. Again, it is important to repair any spalling bricks quickly to avoid more deterioration and damage, which can accelerate rather quickly.
Chimney Crown Issues
Chimney crowns are the slabs of cement that top your chimney to keep water, debris, and animals out. The flue raises from the crown to allow combustion gases to escape, as well. If your chimney crown starts cracking or crumbling, this can cause significant damage. Water could penetrate the cement, enter your chimney, and cause water damage inside your home.
A “firebox” is the indoor part of your fireplace system where you burn your wood. Typically, this part of the fireplace is built with specialized products designed to withstand heat for many, many years, but it can start to deteriorate over time due to age or a chimney fire. Things like broken bricks, cracked or missing mortar, and bricks that seem to have moved out of position may indicate the need for a firebox repair.
Complete Chimney Rebuilds
In the event of a significant chimney fire, a natural disaster, or even many years of neglect and disrepair, the best way to repair a chimney may involve rebuilding it. Lindemann Chimney Service can do this as well, whether homeowners need all or only part of their chimneys rebuilt. Once complete, Lindemann recommends waterproofing your chimney to prevent many of the issues listed above.
To schedule an appointment for masonry repair and/or tuckpointing services, visit Lindemann’s website to schedule online, or call them at (847) 739-4199.
About the Company: Since 1969, the experienced technicians at Lindemann Chimney Service have provided a variety of services to homeowners, business owners, and even homeowners associations in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. They are nationally recognized as a leading service provider, and they set standards in the industry for companies across the country. Lindemann offers services such as chimney cleaning, inspection, and repair, and they also provide outdoor fireplaces, gas fireplace installation, and much more. For more information please visit https://www.lindemannchimneyservice.com.
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