Expert Chimney Rebuilding Indianapolis
After years of use and possibly neglect, even the best chimneys can fall into disrepair. But it’s not only time and lack of attention that affect chimneys. Your Indianapolis chimney can be damaged by:
- Powerful winds
- Hail storms
- Lightning strikes
- Chimney fires
- Issues with the chimney footing
- Poor-quality bricks and mortar used to build the chimney
- Freeze-thaw cycles
Whatever the cause of the damage, Chimney Solutions of Indianapolis has the training and expertise to restore your chimney to a safe and beautiful state. Sometimes, this requires chimney rebuilding.
When Is Chimney Rebuilding Necessary?
Throughout the Indianapolis region, we see a lot of different types of chimney structural damage. Not all of it warrants a complete or partial rebuild. However, certain signs may be pointing to the need for rebuilding services:
- Cracked, loose or missing bricks
- Decayed mortar joints between the bricks
- Pieces of the masonry or chimney liner showing up in the fireplace
- Extensive white staining (efflorescence) on the masonry
- Cracked or deteriorated chimney crown
- The chimney is leaning to one side
Certified Inspections for Your Indianapolis Chimney
Before we recommend chimney rebuilding, we’ll inspect your chimney. Our certified inspectors know what to look for and how to resolve any issues we uncover. Never allow a chimney company to start rebuilding your chimney without first performing a proper inspection.
What Happens During a Chimney Rebuild?
The term “chimney rebuilding” can cover a lot of processes, from simple to complex.
In cases of minor structural damage, basic brick replacement may be all that’s needed to get the chimney back into shape. With more extensive damage, targeted sections of the structure will have to be rebuilt.
When chimney damage is severe and extensive, the chimney may need to be torn down and built again from scratch. Our Indianapolis chimney masons can rebuild the chimney stack (the part above the roof), the chimney breast (the part below the roof) or the entire structure.
Before any work is started, we’ll consult with you and explain exactly what our inspection turned up. You’ll know what has to happen, why it has to happen and how much it will cost.
Beyond the rebuilding of the chimney structure, we offer several related chimney services for our Indianapolis customers.
Chimney crown rebuilding: The concrete chimney crown at the top of your chimney is there to keep water and debris out of the interior chimney. When the crown is cracked or deteriorated, severe water damage throughout the chimney system may occur. We repair and rebuild chimney crowns.
Chimney waterproofing: When repair or rebuilding work is complete, we recommend having your chimney waterproofed. We use a spray-on sealant that keeps damaging water away from the masonry surfaces.
Tuckpointing: This is a process whereby we scrape out sections of decayed mortar and replace them with a strong new compound. Tuckpointing will add strength and longer life to your chimney.
Indianapolis Chimney Services You Can Trust
Chimney Solutions of Indianapolis provides licensed chimney services by certified and highly skilled technicians. We’re fully insured for your protection, and all our work is done in a way that complies with local and state codes for building and fire safety.
If you’ve been noticing some problems with your chimney, let us inspect it and find out exactly what’s going on. No matter what’s wrong, we know how to make it right.
Speak with a chimney expert today at (317) 757-6979 or reach out through our simple contact form.