Capital Chimney Corp offers chimney restoration, repairs, and rebuilds for Chicago area properties. Having timely inspections and repairs performed on your chimney can save you from prematurely requiring a full chimney rebuild. In the situation where the damage to your chimney is so substantial that repairs simply will not be enough, we can also perform a partial or full chimney rebuild. When working with Capital Chimney Corp, you can rest assured that your home is being worked on by a licensed and certified chimney technician.
Common Reasons For A Rebuild Or Restoration Service
Capital Chimney can thoroughly inspect your system to determine the proper course of corrective action for your chimney, saving you time and money on ineffective troubleshooting and fixes. There are many signs that you might need more than simple maintenance or chimney repairs.
- Cracked Or Crumbling Mortar
- Cracked Or Spalling Brick
- Cracked Or Deteriorated Crown
- Leaning Chimney
- Missing Brick
- Storm Or Fire Damage
- Liner Problems
- Leaking Chimneys
- Efflorescence Or Other Staining
- Rotted Wood
What Causes Chimney Damage
Sun, snow, wind, rain, fire, lighting, heat, and repeated freeze / thaw cycles all cause wear and tear on your home. Many chimney restoration projects stem from moisture. Water outside and corrosive vapors on the inside can both weaken and break down mortar and other structural strongholds like wood or brick over time. This creates the framework of the brick to degrade, which causes a safety concern for the chimney and for your home.
Common Restoration Techniques
We understand that sometimes, due to age, accidents, or neglect, restoration efforts are necessary. We have been performing all manner of chimney restorations, big and small, throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs for over two decades. Whether its sealing, tuckpointing, brick replacement, or water damage restoration, leave the repairs to us. When more extensive restoration is needed we can help with all forms of chimney rebuilds as well.
Not every damaged chimney needs to be completely rebuilt. In a majority of cases, the most exposed portion of the chimney structure will begin deteriorating first. If caught at this stage, only the topmost portion of the chimney will need repairs. Don’t delay in calling us at the first signs of damage, as this could save you time and money in the future.
When You Need A Full Rebuild
If extensive brickwork damage is present, or the damage extends down to the chimney foundation, a full rebuild is required. This service consists of demolishing the outer layer of brick on a chimney system and adding a new crown. With a full rebuild, the firebox, smoke chamber, and hearth do not typically have to be replaced. Capital Chimney will diagnose if the fireplace or flue will need replacement at this time as well.
How Restoration & Rebuild Works
Every rebuild is unique, but we understand that you might be curious about what the chimney restoration or rebuild entails. Chimney rebuilds with Capital Chimney Corp. typically include:
- Setting up of scaffolding and other equipment.
- Removing and discarding the deteriorated brickwork.
- Rebuilding the chimney as agreed, using the closest matching bricks available.
- Ensuring that the new chimney meets all of the current codes.
The Best Time For Maintenance & Repairs
Regular inspection and sweep services keep all parts of your chimney in efficient, working order for longer periods of time. We help you catch problems early and perform lasting fixes to extend the life of your masonry, liner, firebox, cap, crown, and more.
Due to the weather we experience in the Chicago area, we have a limited time to complete repairs like these. However, Capital Chimney has trucks in your area year round and can diagnose potential repairs no matter the weather. Don’t hesitate to call us for all your fireplace and chimney needs.
We Are Licensed & Certified
Please note that fireplace repair and/or rebuilds must be done by a licensed and certified chimney technician or mason. There are many codes involved in building a safe and properly functioning fireplace and chimney that regular masons (brick layers) are not aware of.
Your Neighborhood New Chimney Professionals
When you need chimney restoration or rebuilds, you want it done right the first time. At Capital Chimney Corp, we are your reliable, go-to chimney guys in the Chicago area. Call us to schedule an inspection with one of our certified technicians today.