If you have missing bricks, crumbling mortar, or cracks around your chimney and fireplace, Windy Chimney Services can help you with masonry repair in and around Schaumburg, IL. Believe it or not, fixing brick and mortar isn’t a simple patch-up job, especially when it concerns a chimney or fireplace.
We use the right materials and careful craftsmanship to ensure a great-looking repair that will last.
- Repairs & Restoration
- Brick Replacement
- Repointing &. Tuckpointing
Masonry Damage — More Than Just A Missing Brick
Those cracks and holes are much more than an eyesore. As your brickwork starts to deteriorate, the integrity of your brick and mortar structure is slowly compromised. When we’re talking about your chimney or fireplace, this means more cold drafts, leaks, pests, and toxic gases.
Whether it’s on a patio column, outdoor fireplace, indoor brick wall, or your home’s chimney, one missing brick is a missing piece of structural support.
When You Need Masonry Repair
It’s a good idea to have brickwork inspected anytime you notice damage to ensure it’s not a sign of a deeper problem, like moisture getting under the brick or foundation issues. Fixing smaller cracks and crevices also keeps the elements from taking root in this new vulnerable spot and spreading the damage from the inside out.
- You See Missing Or Damaged Brickwork
- There Are Fallen Bricks Inside The Flue (Spalling)
- There’s Moisture In The Flue Or Firebox
- Gaps Or Missing Chunks Of Mortar
- Cracked Mortar Or Crumbling Joints
- After A Chimney Fire
- After A Flood
Maintaining Your Brickwork Saves Money
Regular masonry repairs today can prevent expensive chimney rebuilds and fireplace replacements tomorrow. With regular maintenance, you can expect to get around 25 years out of your mortar and 100 years out of good-quality brickwork.
Making an annual safety inspection and fireplace sweep a part of your home’s yearly maintenance can help you spot minor brickwork damages when they are small and easy to fix. We also offer coatings to waterproof your chimney for extra protection.
Let’s Fix That Brick
Extend the life of your chimney or other brickwork with masonry repairs by Windy Chimney Services in Schaumburg, IL. Schedule an inspection with one of our professional chimney sweeps today. We’ll determine the extent of the damage and let you know how we can help.