S tone & brick chimneys are strong and reliable as long as they are properly maintained. Over time extreme weather in the Chicagoland area, including Lake Forest, will challenge the structure of your chimney. Weather damage is the number one reason clients contact us for brick chimney repairs lake forest! We offer tuck pointing, chimney repairs, brick replacement, stone replacement & full chimney restoration.
We’re your local Lake Forest Chimney Repair & Restoration Experts!
We’re an honest company who’s been in the stone & masonry business for 20+ years. We don’t believe in doing work that isn’t necessary! Our technicians will inspect your Lake Forest chimney for cracked & crumbling mortar, loose bricks and evaluate the overall integrity of the structure. If we determine your stone or brick chimney is in need of repairs, we’ll recommend doing it as soon as possible to avoid expensive structural repairs or restoration work down the road.
LAKE FOREST CHIMNEY REPAIR SERVICES:
LAKE FOREST CHIMNEY RESTORATION SERVICES
There’s no doubt that brick & stone is a favorite material choice among homeowners and builders. Because stone and brick are porous materials, they can last up to 100 years. That’s fantastic news when it comes to your pocket book! However that also means, over time, the materials can be weakened by water. Especially in the mortar joints. Mortar joints are the cement between the brick and stone. The average hold time for mortar joints are 20-30 years.
If you want to extend the length of time of your Lake Forest chimney, have it inspected and treated by a professional company, such as Chimney Repairs & Masonry Construction. Our technicians will look for cracked or crumbling mortar as well as water damage or loose bricks. If we find two or more of these symptoms on your chimney we’ll assess the integrity of the structure.
Every effort will be made to repair your chimney and stop the extent of the water damage; however if the structure is too weak and beyond repair we will recommend a chimney restoration. So when you see cracks in between the mortar joints, it’s time to take action.
If you’re still unsure about the scope of your project, give us a call. We’d be happy to come out for a complimentary consultation and assess your Lake Forest Chimney. We proudly serve Barrington, Lake Forest, River Forest, Winnetka, and other surrounding suburbs.