Month: February 2020

What Do You Put Around A Gas Fireplace?

What Do You Put Around A Gas Fireplace?

Fireplaces are an excellent centerpiece for your Indianapolis home. Properly decorating around your fireplace will help you show your personal style and make your fireplace stand out visually. Incorporating the right decorative elements around your gas fireplace helps make it a functional focal point of your home.  Decorate Safely Before decorating around your gas fireplace, […]

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Can You Use A Chimney Without A Liner?

Can You Use A Chimney Without A Liner?

Your chimney is absolutely critical for safely enjoying the fireplace in your Nashville home. Whether you are moving to a home with an older chimney or a home with a brand new chimney, you may be wondering about the importance of a chimney liner. Chimney liners may seem like just an added expense, but they […]

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How Long do Brick Fireplaces Last?

How Long do Brick Fireplaces Last?

A fireplace is a highly sought-after home feature in Indianapolis homes. Fireplaces add warmth, comfort, and design to any room of your home, and are thought of as the centerpiece of your home. Additionally, brick masonry has always been considered very durable. However, as you search for homes with fireplaces or consider your own fireplace, […]

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How to Fix Crumbling Brick

How to Fix Crumbling Brick

Brick masonry is incredibly strong and durable, but eventually, it requires some maintenance. When brick stays wet for too long, it may crumble. Living in locations with freeze-thaw cycles, like Nashville, make it more likely for bricks to crumble eventually. When moisture gets into the masonry structure, and freezes, it expands and creates cracks which […]

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Why the Fireplace is the New Center of the Home

Why the Fireplace is the New Center of the Home

Why the Fireplace is the New Center of the Home Fireplaces are incredibly desirable features for homes all around the country, but especially for Indianapolis homes. You may have heard a lot of buzzes recently about fireplaces being a highly sought-after home feature and the centerpiece of the home. 

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How Do You Repair A Chimney?

How Do You Repair A Chimney?

Eventually, your brick chimney may require repair. If you notice crumbling, cracking bricks, deteriorating mortar, or any issues operating your chimney, it most likely will need some repair. One of the most common signs of repair you may notice and want to fix is crumbling bricks. However, chimney repair is no simple task. 

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Are Outdoor Fireplaces Worth It?

Are Outdoor Fireplaces Worth It?

Outdoor fireplaces are one of the latest dream home features. With an outdoor fireplace, you create an incredible outdoor patio experience and truly enjoy the Indianapolis summer nights. However, winters in Indianapolis are quite long, and you may feel an outdoor fireplace would not get much use. So are outdoor fireplaces really worth it? 

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Is it Good Luck to Shake Hands with a Chimney Sweep?

Is it Good Luck to Shake Hands with a Chimney Sweep?

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you may be wondering just how you can increase your luck. While you can certainly take your chances scouring for a four-leaf clover, we have an easy trick for a bit of luck. In case you have never heard the folk tale, it is actually good luck to shake hands […]

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The Benefits of a Modern Fireplace design

The Benefits of a Modern Fireplace design

Fireplaces are a highly sought after feature in Indianapolis area homes and for good reason! Fireplaces help you stay cozy and warm all winter long during the brutal midwest winters. However, fireplaces are more than a source of heat and comfort. A modern fireplace design also serves as the centerpiece of your room or even […]

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What is the Difference Between Repointing and Tuckpointing?

What is the Difference Between Repointing and Tuckpointing?

Even though masonry is incredibly durable and efficient, it can eventually wear down and require repairs. Deteriorating mortar is a very common form of damage that inflicts masonry. Once you notice damaged mortar, it is time for masonry repair. But do you need repointing or tuckpointing? In the masonry industry, many people use those two […]

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