Fireplace & Chimney Rebuilding | Firebox Repair, Chimney Tuckpointing, and Chimney Crown Repair
Chimney & Fireplace Rebuilding
Many chimneys and fireplaces (especially in older homes) in the Washington, DC area are so severely compromised that they are past the point of repair and must be demolished (sometimes only partially) and rebuilt with brand-new brick and mortar.
Call 301-969-4444 or 703-935-4444 to let our professional masons take care of those larger jobs. Our certified technicians serve the entire Washington DC Metro Area, including the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, MD, and Northern VA.
With severe masonry damage, including spalling or missing bricks, gaps in the mortar joints, and other structural issues, the best solution is to tear down the original structure and rebuild the chimney. The advantage of chimney rebuilding is that it allows you to be part of the customization process and have a brand new chimney that meets your unique lifestyle and enhances curb appeal.
A custom-built surround will enhance the appearance of any indoor or outdoor fireplace or insert. With a wide array of materials to choose from, like brick, stone, slate, marble, and more, there are endless design possibilities for creating a traditional, modern, rustic, industrial, or any other appearance you desire.
While brick and mortar are durable masonry materials, mortar is a softer compound making it more susceptible to moisture. It can cause the mortar to crack and crumble, making it appear as if it is being washed away, leaving gaps in the joints. With tuckpointing, the mortar joints are filled or tucked with new mortar material that is color-matched to blend with the rest of the chimney. It restores the chimney's strength and stability with a like-new appearance.
With its location at the top of the chimney, it is often difficult for homeowners to know if they have a cracked or severely compromised crown. That's why annual chimney inspections are so necessary. An inspection allows us to spot cracks when they are minor and easily fixed before they manifest into more extensive repairs and rebuilding.