There’s no doubt that a stone or brick chimney has a long lifespan. In fact, many of them can last up to 100 years! When we’re talking about a cold, wet, damp environment like River Forest, that’s a huge plus. Seriously though, one of the reasons builders and homeowners love this material so much is because brick and stone are porous.
While that has many benefits, it also can be a chimney’s achilles heel. Especially, if the chimney material is not properly maintained. When a material absorbs water, there’s a possibility it may become trapped inside the brick chimney causing decay. Over time, the extreme weather in Chicago weakens the mortar joints causing cracked and crumbling mortar or worse…loose bricks and stone. If the structure is weakened beyond repair you may need a Chimney Restoration River Forest.
We’re your local River Forest Chimney Restoration & Repair Experts!
While every effort will be made to repair a chimney first, we’re an honest company who doesn’t believe in doing unnecessary masonry work. Furthermore, we’ve been in the stone & masonry business for 20+ years, so we’ve have seen just about everything. Our technicians will inspect your River Forest chimney for cracked & crumbling mortar, loose bricks and evaluate the overall integrity of the structure. If we determine your stone or brick is beyond traditional chimney repairs we will recommend a chimney restoration.
RIVER FOREST CHIMNEY RESTORATION SERVICES:
RIVER FOREST CHIMNEY RESTORATION SERVICES
If we determine the integrity of the chimney is unstable and unsafe we’ll proceed with a chimney restoration. This process involves removing the current structure, erecting scaffolding and begin rebuilding and restoring the chimney.
We work closely with our River Forest clients to ensure our project schedule works within their desired timeframe. We are efficient, reliable and trustworthy. If you’re noticing cracks in between the mortar joints or crubling bricks & stone, it’s time to take action.
We’re happy to come out for a complimentary consultation and assess the condition of your River Forest Chimney. We proudly serve Lake Forest, River Forest, Winnetka, Barrington and other surrounding Chicagoland suburbs.