Do you have any areas of your chimney that are cracking? Are some of the bricks becoming brittle and deteriorating? Once this starts to happen it will weaken your chimneys structural integrity. This can allow water, insects and cold drafts to enter your home. Well don’t let this happen to you. You should contact the professionals here at The Fireplace Doctor.
Tuck pointing (tuck-pointing) can be defined as the removal and replacement of mortar between stone, block, or brick.
Our masonry crews will use a process known as tuck pointing to match up the color and texture to the original masonry’s as close as possible. We replace any mortar that has began to fail with new mortar (tuck-point). Then the mortar is tooled. When properly done, tuck pointing provides you with a strong, water resistant joint that extends the life of your chimney and helps to prevent any future brick repair needs.
With a little preventative maintenance, you can greatly reduce or eliminate many of the costly masonry chimney repairs. So don’t put it off any longer. Have your chimney inspected by The Fireplace Doctor today.
The Fireplace Doctor’s chimney technicians can apply ChimneySaver, which has been developed specifically for use as a waterproofing agent on masonry chimneys to aid in preservation of integrity preventing brick chimney repair needs. This formula is vapor permeable, which means that it allows your masonry chimney to breathe out, but not in.