Restore Your Chimney’s Look & Longevity With Expert Repointing Services
Brick and mortar chimneys are beautiful and durable, but sometimes they need a little attention. Weather and time can eventually cause the mortar joints to recede, crack, and develop holes, and when this happens, repairs are needed to restore the safety, structural strength, and beauty of the chimney stack.
If your chimney is starting to show signs of aging and deterioration, give us a call! The team here at Michael’s Chimney Service & Restoration has been performing expert tuckpointing and repointing work on chimneys throughout Westchester, Fairfield, and Tolland counties for nearly a decade. We have the training and experience to get the job done right, leaving your chimney stronger and more beautiful than ever.
What Causes Mortar To Break Down & Deteriorate?
Mortar can break down, deteriorate, and recede as a result of several things, like house settling, insects, and severe weather events. But the most common cause of mortar deterioration is moisture and the freeze-thaw cycle. Mortar is a porous material, meaning it absorbs moisture. When the chimney heats and cools or the temperatures outside change drastically, any moisture inside of the mortar can shrink and expand, causing cracks and separations. If untreated, these cracks continue to take in water and grow larger and larger.
What Is Repointing & How Does It Restore Damaged Masonry?
Repointing is a process of masonry restoration that involves using specialized tools to remove old, damaged mortar from between the brick so that it can be replaced with fresh, new mortar. Great care goes into keeping the brick protected throughout the process, and we work to carefully match the new mortar to the old, in both color and strength. When you trust the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified team at Michael’s Chimney Service & Restoration with your repointing work, you’ll be left with quality work that looks great and blends right in with the rest of the masonry. We never perform sloppy work or leave mortar uneven or on brick.
Expert Masonry Repair Is Just A Phone Call Away
If you’ve started seeing unsightly cracks, gaps, holes, and signs of crumbling along your masonry, give us a call at 860-920-9120. Expert, CSIA-trained and -certified masonry repair is just a phone call or a click away!