How To Prepare Your Chimney For Winter

how to prepare your chimney for winter

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 […]

How Long Do Chimney’s Last?

Lifespan of a Chimney

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 […]

How To Waterproof A Chimney

Waterproofing A Chimney

Waterproofing your chimney is an easy, affordable way to prolong the integrity of your chimney and avoid costly, dangerous damage from water leaks.

How to Clean a Fire Pit

How to Clean a Fire Pit

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. […]

The Basics of Masonry Today

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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 […]

How serious is a crack in the foundation of my home

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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 […]

What a Crack in the Basement Floor Really Means

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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 […]

How to Repair a Basement Floor

Does your basement floor have serious cracks and damage? Is it time to call a professional contractor? Can a little basement and masonry waterproofing paint take care of the issue? Let’s discuss what you need to know about repairing your basement floor. Hairline Cracks Typically small hairline cracks in your basement might not affect the […]

What are Masonry Structures?

As a homeowner you need to understand masonry. Knowing the foundations of masonry will help you choose the right materials, masonry tools, and contractors when your home needs repairs. Learn the basics of masonry construction. What is Masonry? Structures that are built from units bound by mortar are masonry structures. Masonry comes in many materials. […]