Month: July 2021

3 Reasons Why Chimney Chase Covers Are So Important

3 Reasons Why Chimney Chase Covers Are So Important

What is a Chimney Chase Cover? A chase cover (sometimes called a chase pan, top flashing, or top pan) is a square or rectangular piece of metal that is fitted to sit securely on top of your chimney chase, helping to keep water and other environmental elements out. The chase cover is exposed to the […]

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How to Prevent a Chimney Leak

How to Prevent a Chimney Leak

How to prevent a chimney leak. Although they don’t tend to be the most used portions of a house, chimneys can cause a lot of problems. They are typically located above the roof line, which means that they are one of the first to take damage during a destructive event.  Between rain, storms, or condensation, […]

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Masonry Repair vs. Restoration

Masonry Repair vs. Restoration

Masonry repair vs. restoration. If you’ve taken a closer look at an old building or even your own living space, there is a good chance that you have observed the work of masonry. Masonry is the method of constructing buildings with bricks and mortar. This is done by a cement mortar that welds bricks and […]

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Summer Chimney Sweep: Chimney Maintenance

Summer Chimney Sweep: Chimney Maintenance

Summer chimney sweep: chimney maintenance. The last thing on your mind during the sweltering summer months is probably your fireplace, but this warmer climate lends itself to the perfect time to sweep your chimney.  During the winter, while you use your fireplace or wood-burning stove to keep warm, creosote and soot are building up inside […]

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What To Expect During a Chimney Inspection

What To Expect During a Chimney Inspection

What to expect during a chimney inspection. Since they tend to be the least-used portions of the house, it can be easy to ignore your chimney. However, the amount of junk that can get trapped in the flue may become a danger to your home.  For one thing, chimney fires can be an extreme safety […]

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3 Characteristics of Brick Restoration

3 Characteristics of Brick Restoration

3 characteristics of brick restoration. If you have ever observed an older building, you may have noticed intricately welded bricks that make up aged city structures. Depending on the state of the building, you may have also noticed how the passage of time tends to affect the masonry keeping the structure in place.  Brick restoration […]

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