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Chimney Rebuilding

We offer Chimney Rebuilding Services throughout California from the Coastline to the Mountains including Fresno, Visalia CA, Tulare CA, Coalinga CA, Porterville CA, Concoran CA, Avenal CA, and more.

A chimney rebuild becomes necessary when a chimney is leaning or as a result of severe brick spalling or irreparable mortar deterioration.  Other reasons chimneys need to be rebuilt include faulty brick chimney repairs and improper chimney rebuilds.  We offer quality, insured work in providing partial chimney rebuilds, brick chimney repairs, full chimney rebuilds, roofline-up chimney rebuilds, chimney cap repair and rebuild, and all brick masonry chimney rebuilding needs.

Chimney leaks are the number one cause of damage to masonry chimneys.  Water gets into the masonry for various reasons, such as deteriorating mortar or a cracked chimney crown.  The moisture can cause the face of bricks to flake or pop off, which is called “spalling.”  This is just one example of how the effects of moisture cause the chimney structure to weaken.  When a moisture problem isn’t detected, the damage it causes continues to worsen until a rebuild becomes necessary.

We do all classifications of chimney rebuilds, and the following are some of the most common:

  • Chimney builds from the flashing up are necessary when tuckpointing, which is replacing old mortar, is no longer a possible solution.  The chimney structure is torn down to near the roofline, and a new chimney and chimney crown are built.
  • A partial chimney rebuild involves either just a few top courses of a large chimney plus the crown or a complete rebuild of a small chimney that doesn’t require scaffolding.
  • A total chimney rebuild involves tearing down the entire outer layer of brick on a chimney and rebuilding it plus the crown.  It is rare for the smoke chamber, hearth, and firebox to need to be replaced when the chimney is rebuilt.

The chimney crown serves as the first line of protection for the masonry construction underneath it.  When it is in good condition, the chimney crown can help to prevent the need for chimney rebuilds or brick chimney repairs.  Crowns should be checked regularly, however, because they tend to chip, crack, and deteriorate, leaving the masonry vulnerable.

Annual cleaning and inspections can help you avoid the need for costly repairs, because our chimney sweeps know the signs to look for which indicate that moisture is compromising your chimney structure.  Waterproofing is an additional defense against moisture.  Give us a call today if you have any questions about the condition of your chimney or to schedule a chimney rebuild or any type of chimney repair.

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