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
There are many signs that you might need more than simple maintenance or chimney repairs. We can thoroughly inspect your heating appliance’s ventilation system for damages big and small and save you wasted time and money on troubleshooting and inefficient fixes.
- Cracking or Crumbling Mortar
- A Cracked or Deteriorating Crown
- Compromised Structural Integrity
- Toppled Over Chimneys
- Leaning Chimneys
- Deteriorating Brick
- Liner Problems
- Missing Bricks
- Vertical Cracks
- Fire Damages
- Rotted Wood
- White Staining
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.
The Best Time For Maintenance
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.
Common Restoration Techniques
We understand that sometimes, due to age, accidents, or neglect, restoration efforts are necessary. We have been performing regular chimney restoration throughout Chicago and the surrounding areas for over two decades. Leave sealing, tuckpointing, brick replacements, and water damage repairs to us.
When more extensive restoration is necessary, we can help you with all forms of chimney rebuilds as well.
Not every deteriorating or damaged smokestack needs a complete rebuild. Partial chimney rebuilds are usually from your rooftop up. It can even mean that just the topmost portions of your chimney need addressing. This often means the installation of a new crown as well.
When You Need A Full Rebuild
If a partial chimney rebuild wont do the trick, we can also help you with complete chimney rebuilds, which usually include the fireplace and entire smokestack. 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. Chimney rebuilds are required when the chimney is leaning, has extensive masonry damage,or vertical cracking has occurred.
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 upon with the client using the closest matching bricks available.
- Ensuring that the new chimney meets all of the current codes.
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.