Common Masonry Repairs

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...

Ash Removal

How to Remove Ash from Your Fireplace or Stove Is there a right and a wrong way to remove ashes and coals from your fireplace or wood stove? You bet there is. Just recently, a detached garage in North Carolina burned to the ground because the homeowner improperly...

What Goes into an Inspection?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops, publishes, and distributes more than 300 codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other associated risks.  One code in particular, NFPA 211, is the industry standard upon...