Category: Chimneys

Here’s How You Hire the Right Masonry Contractor

Masonry Contractor working on repairing chimney on house

Masonry is defined as the building of structures from individual units (such as bricks or stones) typically laid in and bound together by mortar. If you have some masonry work that needs to be done at your place in the Poconos, such as stone chimney repairs, you’re probably looking to hire a professional masonry contractor…. Read more »

Why Would My Chimney Leak?

It’s that time of year when people start using their fireplaces. After all, around the holidays it is nice to have a warm fire going, isn’t it? What about chimneys at this time of year? Why might they leak? Flashing Issue The main reason you could have a leaky chimney is because of a flashing… Read more »

The Importance of Quality Masonry Construction

Custom stone work

Masonry construction involves building structures, like chimneys and fireplaces, using common materials like brick or stone laid in and bound together by mortar, a workable paste which eventually hardens, binding several units together.  The Importance of Masonry Construction Why is masonry important? Well, it’s how many structures–perhaps your house or elements of your house– are… Read more »

Does My Chimney Needs Masonry Repairs?

Masonry Repairs

Chimneys are beautiful structures, especially when you’re looking at one from a distance. However, like all things in life, they eventually deteriorate from everyday wear and tear and may need the touch of a professional. Here are a few signs that your chimney is in need of masonry repairs: Bricks Are Rubbing Against Each Other… Read more »

Here’s Why You Should Have Professional Masonry Repairs Done

Masonry Repairs

As long as a masonry chimney is constructed properly, it should last for a very long time without showing any signs of wear and tear. But over the years, the weather can start to take a big toll on a masonry chimney and cause it to crumble. You should make sure that you have masonry… Read more »

Reasons to Schedule a Chimney Sweep

Chimney Sweeps

What are some reasons to schedule a chimney sweep? If It’s Been Too Long If you don’t know the last time the chimney was cleaned or inspected, then it’s time! Oftentimes, people will schedule a chimney sweep before they decide to put their house on the market and sell it. Or, once a new owner… Read more »

An Overview of Stucco Chimneys

Stucco Chimneys

Do you wish there was a way to bring your existing chimney back to life without spending an arm and a leg on it? Fortunately, there is a way to do so if you decide to go with a stucco chimney. Chimney stucco can be placed directly over the masonry from an existing chimney to… Read more »

Common Reasons for Chimney Leaks

Chimney Leaks

Are you experiencing leaking in or around your chimney? This could be a potentially dangerous problem, and it could lead to serious issues in your home if you don’t get it taken care of quickly. There are many reasons for chimney leaks. Check out several of them below. Cracked or torn flashing Flashing, which is… Read more »

Reasons to Have Your Chimney Professionally Inspected

When is the last time you had your chimney checked by a professional? For most people it has been “a while.” What are some key reasons to have your chimney looked at? First, consider this: over time cracks may occur in your chimney’s flue, which is the inside liner of the chimney unit. The flue… Read more »

The Importance of Having Your Chimney Inspected

There’s nothing like coming home at the end of a long day and building a fire in the fireplace inside of your house. It can create a relaxing environment for you and your family and keep your home warm in the wintertime. Nevertheless, if you plan on using the fireplace in your home on a… Read more »