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What is Involved in Tuckpointing?

Tuckpointing is a term that may be unfamiliar to people who don’t own a fireplace. In fact, it might even be unfamiliar to those of you who do own a chimney. If you want to make sure that your chimney is in the best condition, it’s important to learn about the repairs. Tuckpointing is a process that can make sure that your chimney is in great condition.

Take a Look Aroundwoman taking measurements of chimney bricks

Now that the weather is warm, it’s time to make sure that everything is in good condition, including your chimney. See what the mortar looks like and what it feels like. Does it seem crumbly or soft? Take a look around at the ground around the chimney itself. Are there white flecks or chips laying on the ground? If so, you have a condition called spalling. This is a good indication that the mortar is weak and needs to be replaced. If the faulty mortar is allowed to stay in your chimney, you may find yourself with leaks, improper ventilation, and smoky conditions, as well as structural instability.

Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing may seem like a very simple process. Just dig around a bit and get the faulty mortar out and then slap some new mortar in, right? Although this seems rather standard, it can, in fact, be a rather picky process. It takes special tools and techniques, and Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc is the place that has both of these. We make sure that our professionals are Chimney Safety Institute of America trained and certified, which means that we have the best training and education using the highest industry standards. We also have the proper tools to make sure that the mortar is removed without further disrupting the structure of your chimney.

Another important step in tuckpointing is making sure that the mortar is re-inserted properly. We make sure that the mortar is mixed correctly and applied under the correct conditions, and that it is the proper color to match your existing mortar. You want to make sure that your chimney looks good as well as works excellently, and that means making sure that you pick the perfect mortar for your chimney. When your neighbors comment on your chimney, they will be sure to mention that it looks amazing!

Call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc

Tuckpointing is an important process for aesthetic reasons, but also for the structural soundness of your chimney and fireplace. Avoid chimney damage by having annual inspections by qualified professionals. When you call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc, that’s exactly what you’re getting. The sooner you call, the sooner you’ll be able to schedule a thorough inspection and any repair work that needs to be done.

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We Provide Quality Tuckpointing

There are some things you know about chimney inspection, upkeep, and repair. For instance, if you use your chimney a lot, you know that over time, creosote forms and needs to be removed by a professional chimney sweep in order to avoid the possibility of a chimney fire and also to control odor. This is why it’ so important to have your chimney cleaned at least annually. You probably also know that when you use your chimney a lot, things can crack or chip, sometimes just from the action of normal house settling. This is another thing that a quality chimney sweep company like Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc will look for when they do an annual inspection and cleaning. But do you know what it means to have your chimney tuckpointed? This is a common repair job that chimneys need, and one that the professionals at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service have performed many times.

Spallinglarge house with a stone chimney

Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to have your annual chimney inspection and sweeping done. But first, take a walk around your home and give your chimney a look over. Take special notice of the condition of the mortar. Touch it to see if it feels soft and spongy, maybe even crumbly. Look at the ground around the chimney, too. Do you see little flakes or specks of white on the ground? If this is the case, it means that spalling is occurring. Spalling is a condition that occurs when water gets into the brick and mortar of your chimney, causing the surface area to peel or flake off. This weakens the surface area and can cause structural damage to occur.

Tuckpointing

When a professional from Chim Cheroo Chimney Service comes in and inspects your chimney, one thing he’ll be looking for is spalling. If this condition is present, the best way to fix it is through tuckpointing. In this process, the mortar is carefully picked away, and then new mortar is installed. We make sure that the new mortar is the perfect consistency and composition to fill in the gaps and restore strength to your chimney structure. At Chim Cheroo, we know that the appearance of the chimney is important as well, so we make sure to pick the perfect color mortar to match the existing mortar, so that this transition is seamless and natural-looking.

You may be tempted to complete this process yourself, but it works best with the tools and experience that a qualified chimney service can provide. Chim Cheroo Chimney Service has been providing excellent service to the residents of north central Ohio for over 30 years. You know you can trust their CSIA certified professionals to get your tuckpointing done right. We aren’t satisfied until you are, so give us a call today to set up your spring chimney inspection and cleaning and any repair work your chimney may need.

By Don Rhine on April 29th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment