This fireplace was suffering from extensive saturation decay. The internal walls of the chimney were loose and crumbling apart. Mortar sand was coming out of both fireplace openings. Due to the saturation decay this chimney was not structurally sound and would not withstand an earthquake event. This chimney did not have proper chimney lining. It did not have structural integrity. It was to be torn down to the foundation and rebuilt with new “red rugg” brick and reinforcing the rebuild with rebar. Here it is, before.
and here we are, after the rebuild, with a proper chimney cap installed, and 2 coats of industrial water sealant applied.
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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.