Tuck pointing is the process of repairing small cracks and mortar joints on a masonry structure. This is a common cosmetic repair for older chimneys and chimneys that have been affected by water and bad weather. Tuck pointing is important because it doesn’t just repair your chimney’s appearance — it also helps reinforce the strength and integrity of the structure.
Your chimney crown is an important part of your chimney’s fight against water damage. Many people confuse this with a chimney cap, but it is actually a layer of concrete that sits atop your chimney and directs water away from the masonry structure. If this is cracked or badly constructed, it can allow water to seep into your chimney and cause major issues. We can repair and even rebuild your chimney crown depending on the severity of the damage.
If your firebox is cracked, it needs to be repaired before you can safely enjoy a fire. If you burn a fire in a firebox with cracks in the masonry, heat from the fire can be transferred to other parts of your home, which can be a major fire hazard. Elite Chimney NJ Services specializes in firebox rebuilds and repairs, so when you work with us, you’re in good hands.
If your masonry chimney and fireplace are beyond repair, it doesn’t have to mean the end of fireside warmth and enjoyment. At Elite Chimney NJ, we can rebuild your entire system from the ground up if necessary. Our experienced chimney masonry technicians can build a chimney and hearth that will serve you for years and meet all of your design specifications and preferences.