Arrow Masonry

Chimney Repair

Chimney Repair Before & After

  • Before: The brick was spalling due to broken capstones.
    After: The entire upper portion of the chimney was rebuilt with new brick.
  • Before: This is the inside of a large chimney that has pulled away from a building due to an unstable foundation. Notice the large gap where the chimney adjoins the wall.
    After: Arrow had to rebuild both the inner concrete block back up wall as well as the outer face brick wall after the foundation was pinned and stabilized. Now there is no large gap between the chimney and the return wall.
  • Before: The upper portion of this chimney was “fanning” (bricks were displaced in the shape of a fan) so it needed to be rebuilt.
    After: The upper portion was rebuilt with salvaged brick (per customer’s request) so you would not see a difference between the old and new brick.
  • Before: This chimney had missing and spalled brick in addition to severely eroded mortar joints.
    After: The paint was removed using chemicals, all defective bricks were replaced and the chimney was tuckpointed completely.
  • Before: Bricks were actually missing on the top of this chimney.
    After: The top part of the chimney was rebuilt. Again, note the close brick match to the original.
  • Before: This entire chimney was riddled with crazed and spalled brick.
    After: The entire chimney had to be rebuilt with new masonry units that could withstand the harsh temperatures.

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 repair it with new masonry units. From mobilization to job clean up and all masonry repairs in between, contact Arrow Masonry.

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