Chimneys are an essential part of our homes, especially during those blustery Canadian Winters. But what if they are beyond repair?
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 […]
It’s undeniable that a well used fireplace takes care of you, so in return you must take care of it. Damper, chimney, and all!
Luckily, there are a number of ways that bricks can be removed from a wall. Read on to learn more about your options for removing a single brick!
Tuckpointing: what is it and how do I know if I need it? You probably have a lot of questions when it comes to tuckpointing and how it affects your brick structure. Don’t worry! The professionals at Cummins Restorations are here to give you the 411 on everything you need to know about this mortar […]
In this article we will take a closer look at what causes bricks to crack, if and how damaged bricks can be repaired, and tips for maintaining your brick structure.
As the summer draws to an end homeowners need to consider chimney repair. Why? You want to feel confident when you use your fireplace and chimney this winter. Avoid wasting money on energy costs and save yourself the problem of a fire hazard by taking care of issues like spalling brick repair, chimney sweeping, and […]
Whether summer or winter, a leaky chimney can be a serious problem. Why does your chimney leak? Do you need professional masonry repair? Our experts put together a list of the top five reasons your chimney leaks. 1. Chimney Does Not have a Chimney Cap You need a chimney cap to prevent moisture, precipitation, debris, […]
Do you need to repair your home’s masonry? How can you tell if you need cracked brick repair? What signs should you be looking for? Many masonry issues result from natural settlement. The soil around your home loses strength over time. The building foundation alignment depends on the pressure of the earth around it. When […]
Have you noticed falling or missing bricks from your chimney? This can be an issue called spalling. Spalling happens often to masonry chimneys, retaining walls, and more. Small cracks lead to bigger cracks, leading to significant deterioration that requires professional masonry work. What Causes Spalling Moisture penetrates the brickwork. Depending on your climate and the […]