Is your chimney’s structure showing signs of wear? When your mortar is flaking or falling apart, your structure becomes rather unsightly and is weaken. Investing in professional care immediately is your best option for enhancing curb appeal and ensuring your system is structurally sound.
At Cinderbox Chimney Services, our team of CSIA and NFI certified experts can help you. Give us a call today to set up an appointment today!
What Is Tuckpointing?
Unfamiliar with tuckpointing? Here is what you can expect with it. First, your sweep will remove the old, damaged mortar from your masonry structure. Then, they will construct a mortar mix that matches your old mortar in color and texture, which they will then use to fill in the gaps throughout your structure.
In the end, your chimney will look a lot better, giving you a seamless and streamlined aesthetic you can enjoy for years. Tuckpointing will also help keep your chimney structurally sound. By filling in these gaps, water will be less prone to penetrate the brickwork to cause further damage.
A Complex Process
Now, sometimes we hear of do-it-yourself tuckpointing jobs that went awry. Many homeowners learn about this process and feel that they can tackle the job with some elbow grease and a caulk gun. Unfortunately, this typically leads to more issues. They might wind up paying more money for repair work than they would by getting tuckpointing in the first place.
When it comes to matching your old mortar with the new, lining things up just right can be a time-consuming and intricate process. Sweeps have to know the time period in which the old mortar was applied to ensure the durability and texture stay consistent. Any changes in color will give you results that look sloppy and mismatched.
All in all, this is not something to attempt yourself. Leave it to the pros from the start to save you time, money, and stress. Our team would be happy to help you out every step of the way!
Why is CinderBox Chimney Services one of the top-trusted chimney companies in the Indianapolis area? Our family owned and operated organization has been around for 17 years, and we pride ourselves on maintaining both a CSIA and an NFI certification. We are also members of the NCSG and the Home Artisans of Indiana, ensuring we are knowledgeable and stay up-to-date on all of the services you might need.
If you are ready to work with our crew, then reach out to us now. Spring is an ideal time to get repair work done and, come fall, you will be ready to light fires for your family gathering, holiday party, or cold and stormy nights. Call today to set up your appointment!