Masonry Repair

Guaranteed Chimney of New England provides homeowners across the Boston area with expert masonry repair. This includes chimney mortar repair. We can cover all aspects regarding your chimney and do so at a price that fits your budget. 

Chimney interiors require annual cleanings to prevent toxic fumes from entering your home, but maintenance of the chimney brickwork is necessary as well. This is where masonry repair becomes an essential service. It is important that your chimney structure is strong and intact. The bricks themselves are durable and rigid. But if any of the mortar material (a combination of sand and cement) that holds them together should deteriorate, the bricks will eventually loosen and fall. Our chimney masonry repair services will correct these issues.

We also provide affordable and dependable tuckpointing services for chimney owners in the Boston area. Tuckpointing is the repair and replacement of old mortar with new mortar, which makes your chimmey masonry stronger and safer.

Chimney Mortar Repair

Expert Masonry and Mortar Repairs

If your chimney is in need of masonry or mortar repairs, then Guaranteed Chimney of New England has you covered. We provide our quality services to home owners across the greater Boston area. If you are in need of chimney services or repairs of any kind, please contact us today. You can call 1-866-528-1324 and receive a free estimate for our work. We will also gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have concerning your chimney. We look forward to helping you with any of your chimney needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chimney Mortar Repair

What is chimney mortar?

Chimney mortar is the material made for sealing between bricks, stone and concrete. It also prevents water from entering into the home through cracks in the masonry work. Chimneys are particularly prone to leaking since they have a high exposure to extreme weather conditions, such as rain or snow. Adequate mortar provides a waterproof sealant that can keep your home safe from water damage.

How can I tell if my chimney mortar is in need of repair?

One way to tell if you need to repair your chimney mortar is by looking for any cracks in the masonry work. If you see some cracks, then the mortar is failing and will need to be replaced.

Another way to tell if you need mortar repair is by looking for efflorescence. Effloresce is a deposit of salts and minerals which appear as white crust on the chimney masonry due to water damage. If you see this, then it is likely time for a repair job.

What is chimney crown?

A chimney crown helps divert rainwater away from your home by creating an overhang above the top of your chimney. When a chimney crown is properly installed, it helps prevent water infiltration and damage to your chimney. Thus elongating the lifespan of your chimney.

What is a clay flue liner?

Clay flue liners are installed inside the chimney and done so as an alternative to metal, since metal has a tendency to rust over time. A clay flue liner helps keep moisture out of your home by providing a protective layer between brickwork and combustible materials, such as wood or paper. A clay flue liner will also help protect the chimney from thermal shock, which can cause the masonry to crack.