A chimney will break down over time for various reasons. These reasons can include temperature shock, smoke, moisture, and extreme weather. Blackwell Masonry operates in the Kitchener-Waterloo region as well as the surrounding area, and has a lot of experience with chimney repair. We have decades of experience repairing fireplaces and chimneys. Read on to learn more about chimney repair, or click here to contact Blackwell today.
What are the Common Chimneys Repairs?
Chimneys are exposed to a lot. The most common types of chimney repairs are:
- Cracks in the mortar, brick or stone
- Crumbling brick or mortar
- Water leaks
- Weathered brick or stone that is falling from the chimney
Failure to repair a chimney when a problem appears will accelerate chimney wear and will cause a lot of additional problems in a short time. Blackwell has decades of experience repairing all manner of chimney problems, and we are familiar with the masonry needs of chimneys in our Canadian climate.
Why Do Chimneys Wear Faster Then Siding?
Chimneys are exposed to many factors that normal siding does not have to deal with:
- Wind and rain can often attack a chimney from three sides
- Smoke leaves moisture and residue on the inside of the chimney
- Temperature changes due to cold air and hot smoke can wear out materials quickly
Blackwell has years of experience repairing all of the above problems for chimneys.
How Long Will Chimney Repairs Take?
Chimney repairs can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on the nature of the repair. Leaks and cracks can be fixed in a short amount of time, while full rebuilds will take longer.
Why choose Blackwell?
Blackwell Masonry is a family run business. It was started by Jim Blackwell back in 1987. Since then, Jim's sons Conrad and Devon have been brought up to continue the Blackwell Masonry legacy. If you have any questions about the type of masons that will work on your project, contact us today.