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All About Tuckpointing


When it comes to your chimney, there are things you should not take granted for. This include the dampers, which helps with the airflow of your fire. The bricks and mortar joints hold your chimney together. A solid chimney cap, sided with metal grids, keep rain, debris, and animals out of your home.

However, all of these things are vulnerable to the affects of time and weathering, including your sturdy chimney masonry. Our expert masons are here to help when your chimney is worn out, call us right now to get your chimney masonry back to its former glory.

Precipitation and the Negative Effects

All About Tuckpointing - Mansfield OH - Chim-Cheroo Chimney ServiceOne of the biggest enemies of your masonry chimney is precipitation. Cold temperatures, sleet, hail, and snowstorms, all of these weather can really make you appreciate your fireplace even more! Your masonry chimney withstands against all the harsh wind and precipitation. However, your masonry chimney is very porous, and when the temperatures drop, that moisture freezes and expands. This cause the pores to expand. As this cycle repeat itself, those pores become big enough to cause structural instability in your chimney.

If your chimney is unstable, you are faced with bricks falling out. It can also cause other issues such as gas leak. The harmful gases can go back into your home rather than out through the chimney. Not only can gases leak back come back into your home, but faulty mortar can also cause water leaks to occur. Water leaks can cause weakened walls, basement damage, and weakened ceilings, while gases leaks can cause serious health issues to your family. Both of these situations are incredibly dangerous!

Tuckpointing

If you take a walk around your home and notice that there are some white flecks or flakes around your chimney, chances are your mortar isn’t in a good shape. However, our professionals are here to tuckpoint your chimney. Tuckpointing is the process of removing the old, crumbly mortar from between the bricks and replacing it with new, strong mortar to reinforce the integrity of your chimney masonry.

If you need tuckpointing, you’ll want to call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service. We have the tools, training, and expertise to get the job done right. We’ll match the new mortar to your existing mortar so you get a beautiful and structurally sound chimney to enjoy for years to come. Call us at 419-752-2231 today!

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