Spotting Common Masonry Damage

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Masonry throughout a home’s exterior creates a timeless and classic aesthetic that anyone can love. We deal with masonry chimneys a lot, and we love the way they enhance the value and look of homes all through the Lake Norman area! That being said, this material needs to be properly maintained in order for it to stand the test of time.

Fortunately for you, it’s easier than ever to make sure your masonry stays looking great year after year – just depend on the expert team at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service! We’re sure we can fix up any damages or issues you may be facing. Give our CSIA certified staff a call today to see what we can do for you!

Water Damage

One of the most common causes of masonry wear and tear is due to water damage. When too much moisture is given access to your brickwork and mortar, your structure will break down fast! It may seem hard to believe, but brick is actually quite absorbent. When water gets access to your chimney system, you’re left facing stains, clogs, rot, rust, deterioration, and more. And you definitely want to avoid extra water once temperatures drop! It will freeze up, causing your brickwork to expand and inviting a whole new set of issues.

Luckily, we’re here to restore your brickwork and mortar, so that things look like new again in no time! When our certified technicians are on the job, you can rest easy knowing that your structure will stand strong and sturdy for years to come.

Once we’re done with our repairs and restorations, let us waterproof your system, so you don’t have to worry about excess moisture again any time soon. Our products keep water out, but still allow your chimney to vent out vapors and fumes, as necessary. Give us a call today to learn more!

Crown Issues

Crown issues are another common scenario when it comes to crumbling masonry. Your crown goes through a lot as it works to direct water away from your chimney’s interior. It faces all kinds of nasty weather, and all that wear and tear can definitely take it’s toll! If your crown wasn’t designed properly from the start, you may be noticing some crumbling and cracks. Such an important piece of your chimney’s anatomy should really be better protected!

We’ll get your crown back to normal in no time. Whether you need a few quick repairs or a total restoration job, we are here to help you out! Count on our crew to handle it all!

Other Cracks & Crumbling

Whether it’s due to water damage, heavy winds, unexpected collisions, or something else, crumbling and cracked masonry isn’t good for the health of your system or the safety of your home. Call in our experts ASAP, so that we can help you bring in 2018 with best fireplace system around! We’ll talk to you soon!