This stone chimney’s mortar joints had fragmentation and surface saturation decay due to water absorption and freezing. When temperatures go below freezing, saturated masonry expands and contracts, resulting in cracking and further water intrusion. In order to be properly repaired, this chimney should be tuck-pointed. This chimney cap was not sufficient for the size of the chimney. A proper chimney cap is one that shelters and protects the entire masonry crown footprint and all terminations, with a screen to keep our pests and debris.
And here we are after, with a new crown, tuck pointing repair completed, and a new proper cap installed.
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.
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