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We Can Do Masonry Repairs

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For some repairs, you need a specialist to get the job done properly. Just because someone is qualified to sweep a chimney does not automatically mean he can perform masonry repairs. When you have cracked, loose, or missing bricks and mortar joints in your chimney, you need an experienced mason to restore its stability. At Atlas Chimney, we have chimney technicians with decades of experience in masonry construction and repairs, and you can trust us to do the best job possible. We would like to tell you more about the types of masonry repair services we provide and why you may need them.

We can do masonry repairs - Austin TX - Atlas Chimney

Why would I need masonry repair services from Atlas Chimney?

The exterior of your chimney is constantly exposed to the elements, which causes the bricks and mortar to weaken and erode. Water is so destructive to masonry materials. Even though we do not have to deal with freezing cold weather here in the Austin area very often, your chimney also suffers from spalling damage when the temperature does drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This means any water trapped in the bricks and mortar will freeze and expand. When the weather warms back up, this water thaws back out, and its force causes the masonry materials to crack, break apart, and possibly even come loose and fall from the chimney structure. If left unrepaired, spalling damage can lead to serious structural problems.

Although the weather is responsible for a majority of masonry damage, there are other reasons you may need masonry repairs, which include age, settling, insects, and other environmental conditions. Whatever the cause of the damage, Atlas Chimney has the skills and experience to fix it to restore your chimney.

What kinds of masonry repair services does Atlas Chimney provide?

To replace cracked, chipped, and missing bricks and mortar joints, we use a masonry technique that is known as tuckpointing. An age-old practice, tuckpointing involves the use of pointed tools to tuck mortar in between the bricks. Since we will be replacing old mortar, we take great care to ensure the new mortar will match the existing mortar in color, strength, and composition. We guarantee the repair work will be undetectable and will never look like a patch-up job. Another masonry repair service we provide deals with your firebox. The bricks and mortar in this area are exposed to extremely high temperatures, which can create cracks and gaps inside the firebox. This damage can be dangerous as the surrounding walls will be exposed to high heat, and this can pose a fire hazard. Atlas Chimney can use our masonry skills to replace the damaged masonry materials in the firebox and make your fireplace even safer than it was before.

Have you noticed missing bricks from your chimney this spring? Contact us at Atlas Chimney to schedule a chimney inspection today.