Chimney Repair Services
We offer the full range of repairs to chimney systems, big and small — from repairing leaky flashing to tuck pointing, fireplace chimney repair, masonry repair, relining the flue and chimney rebuilding.
Fireplace Chimney Repairs:
Woodland Construction specialize in fireplace chimney repairs. Our skilled professionals have the knowledge and training to thoroughly inspect your fireplace chimney and make recommendations for repairs to ensure you and your family's safety and protect your property from fire and further damage. In addition, if water is damaging your fireplace, inside or out we’ll find the leak and fix it – no matter what the source.
What is tuck pointing and why is it important?
Tuck pointing restores the masonry mortar joints between your bricks to eliminate water intrusion, prevent structural damage, and restores the integrity & aesthetic value of your chimney. It is the removal and replacement of the mortar between stone, block, or brick.
Tuck pointing is also referred to as pointing, repointing, spot pointing and brick chimney repair. Woodland Construction’s masonry crew will replace the existing failing mortar with new mortar to match the original masonry texture and color as closely as possible.
Once mortar has been placed within the joint, it is then tooled. When done properly, tuck pointing will provide a strong, water-resistant joint that will extend the life of your masonry chimney and prevent future brick chimney repair needs.
Masonry Brick Chimney Repair:
Deteriorated brickwork weakens the chimneys integrity and allows air drafts, water, and insects to invade your home. When moisture enters your brick chimney it weakens the mortar that bonds the masonry units together; it also causes premature deterioration of the brick itself.
When moisture finds its way into the brick and freezes, it will cause the brick face to fall apart, deflect, or displace. Once this happens, your brick is useless, as it offers no structural support to the masonry structure.
Masonry brick chimney repair costs can be eliminated and/or minimized with regular inspections and preventative maintenance. Contact us today for an inspection by our friendly, knowledgeable masonry expert.
Preventative Maintenance For Brick Chimneys
Woodland Construction can apply a water-proofing agent, which has been specifically developed for use on masonry chimneys. This specially designed formula aids in the preservation of integrity, preventing brick chimney repair needs.
It is vapor permeable, and allows your masonry chimney to breathe out, but not in. Thus, water that has penetrated your masonry chimney, or moisture that has originated from inside, is allowed to escape, while the waterproofing prevents water entry from the outside.
Contact us today for your free masonry brick chimney preventative maintenance estimate. You can also call us on 605-920-8728
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