Chimneys are usually the first part of a masonry building to manifest signs of deterioration. This is mostly due to the fact that chimneys are constantly bombarded by the elements. Resting above the roofline virtually defenseless, chimneys do not have any roof or gutter system to divert water away from them as on the main part of your brick building.
A simple hairline crack in your chimney capstone, if neglected, can cause serious damage. Water penetration through a failed cap can cause the top courses of your chimney to disintegrate to the point where masonry repair is mandatory. When the majority of the brick on a chimney are spalling, flaking, cracking, displacing or even missing it is time to rebuild it with new masonry units.
Chimney Rebuilding Before & After
Chimney Rebuilding F.A.Q.s
How do I know if my chimney needs rebuilding?
My chimney capstone is cracked. Should it be replaced?
My chimney capstone is flush with the brick on my chimney.
Is this the right type of cap to have?
“Your professional attitude and your estimator’s helpful and knowledgeable assistance made our job much easier to accomplish than we had anticipated. Our cooperative is very pleased with the results and we look forward to retaining Arrow for future work at our building. Thank you for a job well done.”
Addison Building Corporation
“They did an excellent job… it was not nearly as messy as I had anticipated. The crew cleaned up afterward, so much so that you would have never known they were here!”
Transwestern Commercial Services
“We are very pleased with the workmanship of Arrow’s employees on our chimney. The handling of the project by your estimator exceeded our expectations. She was very prompt with initial contact and this efficiency continued throughout the project. An unexpected flashing problem surfaced, but with your estimator’s advice and assistance, it was solved expediently. She obviously knows her business and how to conduct it! She is very customer focused and an excellent image for your business. Thank you for a job well done.”
“Your workmen were the best we have had at our house. They did everything as promised – arrived on time, stayed on task, cleaned everything, finished on time and performed the job completely and correctly. Your crew chief was great. He knew what he needed to do and how he wanted it done. His crew followed his lead and worked hard for him. We are most satisfied with your company.”
“I have contracted with Arrow over the years to perform work on several of my properties. The services ranged from tuckpointing through lintel replacement to parapet wall rebuilding. One job in particular called for massive brick replacement and I was concerned about matching the new brick to the old. When the job was completed, I could not tell where the new masonry was installed. They matched the brick and mortar perfectly. I would definitely use Arrow’s services again.”
Signature Management Group
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