Chimney Repair

Air Repair is Cleveland’s leading Chimney Repair service  with fireplace, brick and chimney repair services for homes and businesses of all sizes and ages. We repair chimney tops, replace chimney caps, repair chimney crowns and repair chimney masonry brick and stonework.
Over time your chimney and fireplace can become worn and damaged due to weathering and moisture. Regular chimney maintenance is suggested to avoid costly Seattle chimney repair down the line. Often a chimney can be restored with some basic repair such as sealing, spot tuck-pointing (mortar repair)  or minor brick replacement. It is important to address water damage and flaking bricks early on. If your chimney is not properly maintained and cared for then more severe repairs may be required.  Call us for Cleveland chimney repair.

Types of Brick Chimney Rebuilds

There are two common rebuilds of a chimney: partial and full. Partial chimney rebuilds are mostly done above the roof or the top few courses of a chimney, which generally also requires a new crown. Full chimney rebuilds consist of completely rebuilding the fireplace and chimney. This service consists of demolishing the outer layer of brick on a chimney system and adding a new crown. With a full rebuild, the firebox, smoke chamber, and hearth do not typically have to be replaced. Chimney rebuilds are required when the chimney is leaning, has extensive masonry damage, or vertical cracking has occurred.

Types of Brick Chimney Rebuilds

There are two common rebuilds of a chimney: partial and full. Partial chimney rebuilds are mostly done above the roof or the top few courses of a chimney, which generally also requires a new crown. Full chimney rebuilds consist of completely rebuilding the fireplace and chimney. This service consists of demolishing the outer layer of brick on a chimney system and adding a new crown. With a full rebuild, the firebox, smoke chamber, and hearth do not typically have to be replaced. Chimney rebuilds are required when the chimney is leaning, has extensive masonry damage, or vertical cracking has occurred.

When is a Chimney Repair Not Enough

In many cases the damage of a chimney is so substantial that tuckpointing will not work. When this happens a chimney repair, and/or fireplace, rebuild is necessary. As a result of direct exposure to all aspects of weather (especially moisture and freeze-thaw cycles), the mortar that keeps the bricks held together will crack, allowing water entry. The brickwork is porous and becomes saturated. This creates the framework of the brick to degrade, which causes a safety concern for the chimney and for your home.

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