Masonry Repair for Wisconsin Chimneys
Old, Deteriorated Chimney? Get Help from the WI Masonry Experts at Custom Restoration Inc.
Unfortunately, masonry chimneys are a prime target for weather-related wear and tear. Since they’re often exposed on all four sides to the elements, they tend to deteriorate faster than other types of masonry.
Catching problems in or on your chimney early can be the difference between a simple tuckpointing job and spending thousands of dollars constructing a new chimney. Custom Restoration is here to give you the best option for you – whether you need a small masonry fix or a large restoration, our team of experts will figure out what’s right for you and at the most affordable price. We’re here to provide you with the best possible service, guaranteed!
Common Masonry Chimney Problems
- Weather – Exposure to the elements can lead to deteriorated masonry, and even just one bad storm could cause whole bricks to come off your chimney.
- Condensation – The heating and cooling effects of fireplaces and appliances can cause issues for your chimney’s masonry.
- Deteriorated chimney linings – The chimney lining provides protection between the masonry and the other flammable parts of the building. If cracks appear in the lining, then the brickwork could be damaged as well.
- Obstructions – Various things can potentially get stuck in your chimney and cause problems, such as creosote buildup, debris, and bird’s nests.
No matter what happened to your chimney’s lining, Custom Restoration Inc. of southeast Wisconsin can help you fix it. Our team of professionals is the best in the business, and we have over 20 years’ experience fixing, constructing, and restoring masonry for homes and commercial buildings throughout southeast Wisconsin.
3 Signs You Need Chimney Repair
Spalling- Bricks that become saturated by rain or snow are left vulnerable to fracturing when the water inside freezes. Ice has nearly 10% more volume than liquid water and splits the exterior surface of the brick as it expands. Over time, bricks that are subjected to constant freeze/thaw cycles will completely disintegrate.
Whitened Surface on your Chimney- Natural salts and minerals can be brought to the surface of your chimney if the brick is exposed to heavy moisture which then evaporates leaving the deposits behind. If you see white staining, your chimney may require masonry repair to the cap, crown, or joints.
Leaking Crown- The crown is the primary form of weatherproofing in any chimney. Decades of exposure to harsh Wisconsin winters or poor installation can cause crown failure in your chimney.
How Much Will A Chimney Repair Cost?
The cost of completing a chimney rebuild is determined on an individual basis. Our masons consider the following factors when quoting you a price.
1. The existing condition of your chimney.
The more severely damaged your chimney is, the more labor and materials will be required to fix the problem.
2. The number of flues connected to your chimney.
Appliances such as furnaces, boilers, and water heaters are often vented through a home’s chimney. If many of these utility flues are damaged, the repair becomes more labor-intensive and costly.
3. Type of chimney you have.
Masonry and factory-built chimneys are the two main categories used in homebuilding. Masonry chimneys are more expensive as they require more tooling and a unique skillset to build. Prefab units require fewer materials and are less expensive to install.
An inspection from one of our qualified stonemasons will be required to receive an accurate quote.
Contact us today to get an estimate for chimney restoration in southeast Wisconsin.