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From cracks and leaks to rebuilding and relining, GTA Masonry's experienced team can handle all of your chimney repair needs. Keep your home and family safe with our professional services.
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Chimney Repair: Chimney repair often involves addressing issues with the bricks of the chimney. Bricks may become damaged due to age, weathering, or exposure to water. When bricks become cracked, spalled, or loose, it can compromise the structural integrity of the chimney and pose a safety hazard. To repair the bricks of a chimney, a technician will typically start by inspecting the chimney for any areas of concern. If any bricks are damaged, they will need to be replaced. This may involve removing the damaged brick, cutting a new brick to size, and installing it in place. The technician may also need to apply mortar or cement to secure the new brick in place. If the damage to the bricks is minor, the technician may be able to repair the brick with a technique called tuckpointing. This involves removing damaged mortar and replacing it with new mortar that matches the original color and texture of the chimney. Chimney Rebuild: A chimney rebuild often involves replacing damaged or deteriorated bricks. The process typically starts with tearing down the existing chimney and removing all of the bricks. The technician will then inspect the foundation and prepare it for the new chimney. When constructing the new chimney, the technician will typically use high-quality bricks that are designed to withstand the elements and last for many years. They may also use a waterproofing agent to protect the bricks from water damage. During the rebuild, the technician will carefully lay each brick, ensuring that they are level and secure. They may also use mortar or cement to bond the bricks together and reinforce the structure of the chimney. Servicing Chimneys: When servicing chimneys, technicians may also address issues with the bricks. Over time, bricks can become coated in soot and creosote, which can cause them to deteriorate and become less effective at protecting the chimney. To clean the bricks of a chimney, a technician will typically use a combination of scraping tools and brushes to remove the soot and creosote. They may also use a specially-formulated cleaning solution to help break down the buildup and make it easier to remove. Once the bricks are clean, the technician may inspect them for any signs of damage or deterioration. If any bricks are damaged, they may need to be replaced. The technician may also apply a waterproofing agent to the bricks to protect them from future damage. Regular servicing of a chimney can help prevent damage to the bricks and prolong the life of the chimney.