Eastside Chimney Repair
Because of the wet and cold conditions in the Northwest chimneys and fireplaces may be in need of rebuilding or repair. Chimney repair in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond or anywhere on the Eastside of Western Washington could include removing and rebuilding the concrete crowns on the top of the chimney, these may crack or crumble allowing water to seep through. Flues, the clay liners that run up the middle of the chimney, can become damaged or broken because of settling or freezing. We inspect replace or repair damaged flues as needed. Tuckpointing the brick mortar joints. Chimney Repair Bellevue Washington. Also in Kirkland Washington
Most older chimneys and fireplaces in Bellevue and Kirkland use a softer grade of mortar so over the years these tend to crumble away and need to be ground out and refilled with a higher grade of mortar. Flashing, the metal inserted around the base of the chimney, can separate from the brick or get weather worn and start to leak causing water damage inside the house. Craftsman Masonry remove all the old flashing inspect the roofing flashing for problems and insert all new flashing around the base of the chimney.
Getting chimney repair on Seattle’s can be a costly as the chimney is something most of us take for granted. We continue to burn things in it and think that it needs no maintenance. The truth is just, like anything else, it needs to be cleaned and properly maintained if you hope for it to continue to work the way it was intended. The main object of a chimney is to draw smoke and gases away from the fire and out of your home. If these gases are not removed illness or even death is a possibility so the chimney is really important as you can see.