Does your chimney or fireplace’s masonry need some attention? Over time, if your chimney has not been waterproofed, then there is a good chance you’ll find your chimney brick and masonry looking worse for the wear. This is very normal and, if caught early, especially before any water damage has occurred, you’ll find repairs to be fairly simple and straightforward.
Resist what may be your first inclination to call a traditional brick mason and instead locate a certified chimney mason, who well knows what exactly chimney and fireplace brick and masonry needs to stand up to. The requirements of chimney bricks are different from ordinary bricks, as chimney brick should be truly waterproof while still allowing the brick to breathe so that any flue gases trapped within the brick may be released.
What Happened to My Chimney Masonry?
There are a number of things that may be causing your chimney to crumble, crack, or spall, or even lean. You first have to understand what your chimney faces. Even when not in use, it’s perhaps susceptible to the worst of any weather that comes your way, since it extends above your roof and is exposed on all four sides. And that’s just what happens to it from the exterior. From the interior, it takes an additional beating, thanks to extreme temperatures and acidic flue gases.
We like to tell our customers in Kansas City that if they take care of their chimney’s masonry, it will take care of you. Along those lines, we strongly recommend that you have us apply a waterproofing agent to your chimney after hiring us to do any masonry repairs. This will effectively “seal” your chimney, protecting your masonry from future damage and keeping water out of your chimney.
Kansas City Chimney Brick Masons
If you live in the Kansas City area and have a chimney that needs help to make it safe to use, efficient, and attractive once more, we hope you’ll count on Fluesbrothers Chimney Sweep. Not only have we been in the business for more than a decade, but we are certified by the National Fireplace Institute and the Chimney Safety Institute of America; we are also members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association. To schedule an appointment with one of our technicians, please call 913-236-7141.