Determining Whether Your Chimney Requires a Full Renovation
Some chimneys require only minor repairs, while others can benefit from a complete restoration. When a chimney begins to sustain damage, the first sign is often efflorescence, which appears as an abnormal white stain on the exterior of the chimney. Efflorescence is a sign that the chimney has begun to take on water damage.
Typically, water damage will attack the mortar of a chimney first. The mortar is the material between the bricks. As the mortar joints sustain damage and begin to crumble, the water is allowed to work its way into the seams between the bricks. This causes even more damage to the brickwork itself. Eventually, the chimney could collapse—a potentially dangerous situation.
If you’ve just begun to notice white streaks on the chimney, our team may only need to do a few minor repairs. However, if the situation has advanced to the point that the brickwork is affected, a restoration may be necessary. Our expert chimney renovators can remove and replace spalling bricks, and add new mortar to the chimney. Alternatively, if the chimney is in danger of collapse, the entire structure may require removal and replacement.