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About Royale Chimney Repair
Masonry chimneys are a common sight on homes and buildings across the country. While they are durable and long-lasting, they are not immune to wear and tear. Over time, the bricks and mortar can become loose, cracked, or chipped. This can lead to serious problems, such as water damage, leaks, and even collapse.
Common Chimney Problems
When water penetrates masonry that has moved or fractured, or when the chimney cap, crown, or flashing is damaged or installed incorrectly, chimney leaks occur. The moisture in the chimney system might lead to masonry deterioration and brick discoloration. It can also cause problems for other system components and should be inspected right away if you suspect or see signs of leaking.
2. Mortar Deterioration
If the mortar between your bricks is failing, you’re having mortar deterioration. Excessive moisture penetration and poor original construction are the most common causes of mortar deterioration.
Consider a scenario in which you detect and deal with the deterioration early on. If you catch and treat it early, a long-term repointing and tuckpointing solution may be able to save your chimney. But, a chimney rebuild might be the only alternative if the damage is too severe or ignored for too long.
When bricks break apart and flake from the masonry, it’s known as spalling. In severe spalling situations, the entire brick might come loose and harm your property or YOU!
4. Compacted Bricks
The sinking or settling of your house’s foundation causes compaction. You may identify compacted bricks by looking for ones that are bent or cracked. Because it creates holes for moisture to enter the system, compacting bricks is a major problem. Which virtually guarantees future compaction due to adjacent bricks losing pressure.
5. Bulging Brick
When water enters a brick chimney, it causes the bricks to bulge. Moisture often builds up on the chimney wall’s rear side during heavy rains, causing the bricks to protrude outward.
For a number of reasons, brick staining occurs. The color of the stain is crucial to comprehending the underlying cause. Creosote or black soot, efflorescence made up of white powdery mold, green or brown mold caused by high dampness, or rust on an old cap are some of the possible causes.
The best method to get rid of staining is to hire a qualified professional who is aware of what to look for and how to repair it.
Good job on the brick pointing and replacement of the chimney cap.
Thank you for repairing my chimney. I was happy with how fast you were able to get the work done.
We needed a sweep and some flashing repair and the guys at Royale came through.
Great price and good quality work. Soni and his team fixed the flashing and leaks and replaced the chimney cap.
Good job safely installing the new liner on our chimney and thanks for cleaning up so well!
The work by Soni and his crew was performed very professionally and at an affordable price.