A chimney rebuild process is important to understand so we will go over this aspect before we go over the benefits associated with it. There are different alternatives that you can choose based on how much damage is found within your structure.
Partial chimney rebuild and complete chimney rebuild are the two types we will explain.
If your chimney is small and scaffolding isn’t necessary a partial build is the one you should go with. This means brick repair contractors will only work on a portion of your chimney replacing areas like the crown only. If the damage done to your chimney only exists at the top this version of masonry restoration is the solution for you.
When you have to perform a full chimney repair, the entire chimney including the crown is known as a complete chimney rebuild or a total chimney rebuild. Masonry contractors will lean towards this option if your chimney has accrued major damage in the past that is beyond fixing from just doing a partial repair. When we perform this solution there are big structural imperfections that include situations where your chimney may be leaning to one side or completely deteriorated.
Leaks are a bi-product of chimney damage that must be taken into account. This problem can go from being a chimney problem to one that affects the entire home if masonry repair doesn’t take place immediately. A good way to mitigate this risk is by getting scheduled checkups from a masonry expert every year. This can save you time and money by preventing larger issues.
Implementing caps in the masonry restoration process keeps water, wild animals, debris, and other foreign pests from coming in. Flashing stops precipitation at the source thereby scathing off leaks. When either one of these aspects is not working correctly, major damage can occur. Being proactive during this process saves you the headache of having to worry about these issues in the future.