The Chicago Chimney Forum
Tuckpointing in Chicago
Tuck-pointing (also known as brick repointing, tucking point, brick repair, and brick restoration) has become a major requirement in the Chicagoland area this year. With the surprisingly low temperatures that befell Illinois, the brickwork on many chimneys has started to deteriorate. The purpose of re-pointing is to repair the mortar joints in the brickwork to provide increased stability and functionality. It is imperative that tuck pointing be performed when necessary, or else the entire stack might fail or collapse. Tuck pointing will prolong the life of your chimney and, if done right, enhance the look of it as well. Most certified chimney companies will have masonry contractors as employees that handle tuckpointing Chicago.
Chimney Repair and Rebuilds in Illinois
chimney repair in Chicago is important to maintain the functionality of your venting system as well as keep your house safe. When a chimney cracks it can cause water to saturate the brickwork and cause serious issues. A repair will solve this problem. The cost of repairing chimneys is much less than a partial or a total rebuild; which will be necessary if it is not promptly serviced. Chimney restoration will improve both the look and working condition of your system.
Chimney Repair and Liner Installation
Chimney Stainless Steel liners are essential to prevent problems from occurring in your chimney as well as your home. Without one, the life of it will have a tremendous decrease. A lined chimney protects your house from heat transferring from the fireplace to the combustible products inside your house. Evidence from tests show that houses with unlined flues usually catch fire within 4 hours. It also protect the masonry from damage caused by high temperatures. It is recommended by the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) to always have your chimney liner installation complete by certified professionals.
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