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
If the mortar of the bricks begins to crumble, it can adversely affect the whole structure, as it can cause bricks to bend to each other, which could increase how quickly they deteriorate, and could lead to more costly issues down the road. It could quickly become a nightmare!
Falling Bricks and Brick Pieces
Remember this song lyric as a child “London Bridge is falling down, falling down?” Well, if you start finding brick pieces and entire bricks start falling off, it’s an obvious signs that you might need masonry repairs right away, and have the bad bricks replaced with high quality, waterproof ones…before your chimney becomes like the London Bridge.
A Crack in the Crown of Your Chimney
An issue with the crown of your chimney is another telltale sign that you need chimney and masonry repairs. The crown is vital to the chimney, and if there is damage, water seeps in, thaws and cracks, causing even more issues. The crown protects the chimney and liner from weather and moisture, making it imperative that yours is in good working condition.
Roofing by Bruce has years of experience making chimney and masonry repairs in the East Stroudsburg, PA area. If you would like to have your chimney looked at or need repairs to be made, contact us at your convenience.