Chimney Tuckpointing/Rebuilding Services

If your chimney structure is still good but cracks in the joints are starting to develop, Chimney Repointing & Tuckpointing is a way to maintain the chimney structure and prevent a leaking chimney. If the chimney structure is bad or if enough of the mortar has been damaged, often a rebuild of the chimney structure is recommended. This can be summarized as follows: Tuckpointing maintains the structure. Rebuilding repairs the structure.

Chimney Rebuilding Vs. Tuckpointing

Why do we recommend rebuilding the chimney instead of tuckpointing in some cases? Tuckpointing is recommended when the structure of the chimney is solid. What that means is the bricks are still strong, but the mortar needs some slight maintenance. Tuckpointing is NOT recommended on chimneys where the structure has been compromised or, in other words, the masonry has holes or is loose. Chimney Rebuilding is recommended when the structure of the chimney needs to be repaired. Loose and/or spalling brick or stone cannot be properly fixed by tuckpointing. Once you start to see pieces of the brick or other masonry fall down, it is probably time to have your chimney rebuilt and inspected. For over 20 years, Smoke Stacks has been providing the homeowners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan area with quality chimney rebuilding services. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Schedule an estimate to have your chimney rebuilt today by Smoke Stacks, Inc., The Honest Professionals.

Safety Information About Chimneys

Chimneys are an integral part of many homes. It is the chimney’s responsibility to vent the hazardous gases that are created by your home heating appliance. It is of the utmost importance that your chimney is working correctly to ensure the safety of your family.

Many chimney problems, such as holes and cracks, in the masonry of the chimney go unnoticed until there is a problem that is very noticeable. Chimney problems can cause your heating furnace to stop working properly, fireplace smoke to come back into your house, or water to come through your ceiling or walls.