This chimney broke in half during the cold winter storm in late 2016 / early 2017. Cracks were noticed by the customer. This break allowed water to saturate the chimney. This chimney is
cracked, loose and crumbling due to extensive saturation decay to the brick masonry cells. During saturation, this chimney has gone through extensive expansion and contraction during freezing temperatures. The flashing was bent, rusted and installed incorrectly causing a leak into the home.
Take took this chimney down to the shoulder (25 courses) and rebuilt using a mutual used brick, and built a new crown. We rebuilt this chimney liner with 13 feet of 12 inch by 12 inch masonry flue tiles. We also supplied and installed new black counter flashing to ensure zero leaks.
Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc. is licensed, bonded and insured, and has a history of providing excellent service to customers for well over 25 years. Our family has been living in the northwest and servicing people with not only chimney needs but many other areas of construction such as roofing, foundation, and forensic leak determination. It is our passion, our livelihood and our love of the community around us that inspires the excellence in trade knowledge and customer service.