Chimney Tuckpointing Houston
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Surprisingly enough, brick is actually more vulnerable to destruction than you may lead to believe. Though brick is beloved by many homeowners for its durability and resiliency, we can also speak to some of its weaknesses.
All brick will sustain damage in time and begin to show wear and tear from age, neglect and weather. Kindly realize that chimney brick can be especially at risk, as chimneys are located above the roofline where they are directly exposed to weather, changing extreme temperatures, wind and corrosive build-up.
Mortar [which is porous, soft and absorbent] especially proves to be vulnerable to the elements. If your brick or mortar is in disrepair or if it has not been professionally waterproofed, you may find that water is leaking into your chimney. Luckily, our Team of Technicians can timely address tuckpointing issues so as to repair eroded mortar.
Tuckpointing has a neat history that dates back to eighteenth century England. It came by its name by Masons using their tools to “tuck” mortar into the joints between bricks. In modern days, these tools are known as pointing and tuckpointing trowels.
Current tuckpointing uses a blend of modern and age-old techniques for putting mortar in place or repairing it. The ultimate goal is generally a precise and neat brick layout. Our chimney technicians are CSIA-educated and well-experienced in how to keep water out of chimneys.
During a tuckpointing job, we inspect your entire chimney and locate all gaps in brick joints as well as find any loose or powdery mortar or cracks in the joints. We will then remove any damaged mortar and repoint it for results that last.
We are proud to offer a competitive rate on a tuckpointing job that will last you for the life of your chimney. Kindly realize also that construction issues, grade of brick, appropriate mortar mix are always critical factors to weigh as you consider Tuckpointing on your chimney. Only trust a certified chimney professional to do chimney-related work.
To learn more about the chimney sweeping process, view the video below.
We’ll be happy to come out and give you a estimate for Tuckpointing. Our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Contact ASAP Chimney Services at 346-27-SWEEP, or use our convenient appointment request form!