Skill, Security, Performance
Chimney Masonry Repairs
Masonry repair is necessary because masonry materials deteriorate quickly when exposed to the freeze/thaw process. Moisture that has penetrated the materials periodically freezes and expands, causing undue stress. Water in the chimney also causes rust, which weakens or destroys the metal parts. Water penetration can cause interior and exterior damage to your home and masonry chimney.
Guardian Chimney provides masonry repair services, such as:
Repointing brickwork is a skilled craft. It is also known as “pointing” or “tuck pointing,” and it is the process of grinding out and removing deteriorated mortar from the joints of a brick chimney and replacing it with new mortar.
The chimney crown, also referred to as the chimney wash, is the top element of a masonry chimney. It covers and seals the top of the chimney from the flue liners to the chimney edge. We can provide masonry repair or replace your damaged chimney crown preventing more serious water damage in the future. Our professional grade products fill cracks and create a coating that forms a flexible waterproof membrane to protect chimney crowns.
The smoke chamber is the transition zone between a fireplace throat and fireplace chimney, extending from the damper or throat to the base of the first flue tile or liner.
We have the ability to correct smoke chambers that do not meet local codes or the standards set forth by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Using professional-grade high temperature refractory products, we can correct rough, uneven, uninsulated, deteriorated and improperly formed smoke chambers.
The result is a smoke chamber that provides smooth flow of combustion byproducts with no turbulence. This may improve the performance of your fireplace, may reduce the buildup of dangerous creosote and may help decrease the need for more masonry repair.
To protect your chimney, we apply Chimney Saver. This is the first product developed specifically for chimneys,and has been used successfully by leading chimney professionals for nearly 20 years. It reduces water penetration into the masonry by 99.9%, according to ASTM tests and can help cut down on costly masonry repair.
It’s also 100% vapor permeable, which means it won’t trap water vapors that may pass through the bricks when the chimney is in use, unlike other products found in most hardware or home improvement stores. Those products when applied to a masonry chimney can actually slow down water vapors as they pass through the chimney, leading to water damage. Chimney Saver is a professional product with professional results.
Protect your chimney today and prevent serious damage that may result in costly repairs or even rebuilding of your chimney. Call Guardian Chimney at 1-888-688-1388 or Contact Us when you need masonry repair in NJ.
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Guardian Chimney 110 Chestnut Ridge Rd #133 Montvale, NJ 07645 973.768.8499