Craving the classic chimney appeal? Most modern homes no longer come with a chimney, which is a shame considering how useful and versatile they are! The good news is that a chimney and fireplace can still be incorporated into most homes, but there are a few caveats you need to keep in mind. Why Would […]
The chimney liner is one of the most important components for the safety of your fireplace and chimney. It stops carbon monoxide from seeping through porous bricks and into your home, prevents hot embers in the smoke from slipping through a crack in the flue and igniting combustible materials around the chimney, and absorbs high […]
Ensure your chimney is prepared for those cozy evenings beside the fire in the cold months of winter! Winterizing your home includes checking the roof, preventing drafts, and – yes – preparing your chimney. It is vital that your chimney is not only clean, but safe, before igniting those flames. That’s why we have put […]
As Fall and Winter are the prime times for enjoying your fireplace and chimney, it’s only natural that Spring and Summer are the months to ensure these features are ready for the cooler weather.
Fireplaces are amazing! Adding a certain charm to homes by providing warmth and a cozy place to gather with loved ones. In fact, many homebuyers today want to know if it’s worth it to invest in a chimney. Other’s want to know if negotiating chimney repair costs during the purchasing process is necessary. Which begs […]
Waterproofing your chimney is an easy, affordable way to prolong the integrity of your chimney and avoid costly, dangerous damage from water leaks.
Summer and Fall are right around the corner, which means it’s time to trade in the fireplace for your outdoor fire pit! If you want to ensure your fire pit looks and operates great throughout the seasons, it’s important to maintain the proper upkeep. Both wood-burning and gas burning fire pits will need regular cleaning. […]
What are the basics of modern masonry? From stone, mortar, masonry, paint, and brick, learn what you need to know as a homeowner. Things all types of masonry have is that they are heavy, rigid, and often crack. Masonry requires stable, strong soil. In places that have severe cold weather, the expansion of ice can […]
Finding a crack in your foundation can be unnerving. Do you need repair? Or is there extensive damage caused by the crack in foundation slab? When do you need to call a professional? Not all cracks are equal. Some indicate serious damage to the structure of your home. Vertical Crack Troubles A vertical crack usually […]
Does your basement have unseemly cracks? Many homes have nonstructural settlement cracks. These cracks often result when the concrete shrinks over time. Stress caused by vehicles and moisture can cause these cracks. When do you need repair? Do you need to worry about basement waterproofing? When do you need to call a professional? What is […]