Chimney contractor Oakville ON
Whether you’re looking for chimney brick repair or a complete replacement, Masonry Oakville provides the highest quality workmanship and chimney services in Oakville and surrounding areas. How do you know if you need chimney work done? Some are quite obvious from an observer below, and some are detected on annual inspections or secondarily when the original repair service is provided.
Chimney restoration, rebuild and repair projects are not simply for aesthetic purposes. Yes, refacing the chimney brick structure can make it look like new, but it serves an important functional element in which water is prevented from seeping through and causing damage. Spalled bricks are unsightly but are symptomatic of an underlying “disease” that has to be addressed. Let’s explore this further.
Chimney repair jobs can involve:
- Repairing damaged flue: the flue is the inner lining of the chimney and if the fireplace is used to make a fire rather than simply a decorative piece, it’s important to ensure the flue is intact on annual or bi-annual inspections. Cracked flue must be repaired promptly to reduce fire and safety issues.
How do you know if your chimney needs a simple repair or a full rebuild? You won’t unless you get real close to it and perform some evaluation tests. This is what we do at Masonry Oakville. We have a process that ensures that the chimney work we do is neither excessive or insufficient. What we mean by that is that not every chimney repair job needs to involve a complete rebuild job if the spalling is minimal, superficial and can be replaced with individual bricks and reapplied with fresh mortar. By the same token, something that seems like a simple chimney brick repair may actually turn out to be extensive structural damage that runs deeper, and that may need a chimney tear down to below the flash point and a chimney rebuild to rectify and prevent further damage.
Masonry Oakville employs highly skilled techniques for our evaluation, chimney repair and rebuild processes, so you can be confident you’ll have a great-looking chimney that will last for many years without additional work. Call us today for a consultation and we’ll be happy to discuss your next masonry services project with you.