Masonry Repair | Chimney Rebuilding
High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, provides expert chimney masonry repair and full chimney rebuilding services for our customers in Colesville, MD, Cloverly, MD, Olny, MD, Fulton, MD, and other communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.
If your chimney has areas of damage due to weather events, house-settling or just plain old age, High’s CSIA- and CCP-certified technicians can perform the necessary masonry repair to restore it to its proper operational state. No job is too big or small.
Chimney damage starts small but leads to extensive problems if not addressed. Bricks can fall away, water can leak into the system and structural degradation can lead to a catastrophic house fire. Never put off masonry.
When you call us for masonry repair or rebuilding, you can count on our certified technicians to do the job right the first time. We bring years of hands-on experience in working on all levels of chimney damage. Our main goals are to keep you safe and keep your chimney fully functional.
Two Serious Dangers
A damaged chimney presents you with two serious dangers that should not be ignored:
1. Compromised masonry in various parts of the chimney structure will allow water into the system and cause widespread erosion. Gaps in masonry expose the building materials of the home to intense heat that could lead to a fire.
2. When a damaged chimney begins to fall apart, it will start leaning and at one point may collapse entirely.
An annual chimney inspection and minor repair work performed by certified chimney sweeps is the way to prevent these and other problems.
Expert Masonry Repair
Chimney crown rebuild:
When the chimney crown at the top of the chimney begins to crack, masonry repair is required to keep the cracks from enlarging and letting water get down into the bricks. Water damages by freezing and expanding and can eventually destroy a chimney. Our techs can repair or rebuild your chimney crown.
When small sections of mortar are missing from your chimney, we often can perform tuckpointing, a process in which new mortar is added to the open spaces. Even the smallest levels of decomposition need to be addressed quickly before further damage results. Tuckpointing masonry repair can save your chimney.
Parging is a process that adds a layer of stucco-like material to certain areas within the chimney system such as the smoke chamber to create a smooth environment through which smoke can easily move. Parging is often needed for older chimneys. Our masonry repair professionals know how to prolong the life of chimneys.
When a chimney has suffered extensive damage, the best recourse is a complete or partial chimney rebuild. Severely damaged chimneys can lead to a house fire, or they can collapse and endanger the lives and safety of anyone in the vicinity. With a rebuilt chimney, you’re back to safe and predictable operation.
Additional Masonry Repair & Maintenance Services
Beyond the services listed above, High’s also offers:
- Chimney leak repair
- Chimney chase top repair
- Fireplace and firebox repair
- Chimney liner repair
- Flashing repair
- Chimney damper repair
- Chimney sweep services including inspection and cleaning
If your chimney is in need of masonry repair, trust the experts at High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, to accomplish exactly what’s required. We perform masonry repair, chimney inspection and chimney sweep services in communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Call today and get on the road to a safe chimney.