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We Provide Repointing and Tuckpointing Masonry Repair Services

We pride ourselves on being the top comprehensive chimney company in the Austin region. Atlas Chimney only employs professionals who are trained and certified by leaders in the industry, such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). You can count on us to take care of all of your professional chimney needs, no matter what they may be. Our chimney technicians are expert chimney sweeps and inspectors. They also have learned how to repair damaged masonry by using techniques such as tuckpointing and repointing. We would like to tell you more about our professional chimney masonry repair services.

What is the top cause of chimney masonry damage?hands making brick wall

According to the CSIA, water penetration is the cause of the majority of damaged bricks and mortar joints. However, cold winter weather has a lot to do with masonry damage as well. When it freezes, any absorbed moisture in the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney will freeze and expand. When the weather warms back up, the force of the water thawing can be strong enough to cause the masonry materials to crack and break apart. This is known as spalling damage. Repeated freeze/thaw cycles can lead to major structural problems as well as to more deterioration from water leaks. The CSIA recommends this damage repaired quickly. If the damages remain, more extensive and expensive repairs may be necessary.

What types of masonry techniques does Atlas Chimney use to repair spalling damage?

In order to properly repair this kind of damaged masonry, our professionals must first remove the damaged mortar joints and then replace them with new mortar. This technique is called repointing and is used for minor repair work. We take pride in our work, and strive to make seamless masonry repairs. When we work on older historical homes, we will use a technique known as tuckpointing. With this technique, we match the color of the replacement mortar with the existing mortar, and then we take putty in a contrasting color and embed it down the center of the new mortar joints with specialized tools. You can trust us to use the highest quality materials when making masonry repairs on your chimney.

Have you noticed damaged bricks and mortar joints on your chimney? Contact us today at Atlas Chimney to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney masonry repair services.

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