We carefully inspect all aspects of your chimney to ensure that you have no issues with leaks, clogs, or structural integrity.
Bone Dry Roofing specializes in masonry repair and restoration work, including complete chimney rebuilding. Your chimney takes a beating from Mother Nature. From extreme temperatures to heavy rain and snow, even the toughest-built chimney can deteriorate over time. A settling foundation can also affect your chimney, causing ugly cracks and serious structural problems. No matter what the cause, a damaged chimney can detract from the beauty and value of your home.
From cracked masonry, leaks, and blocked chimney caps, our experienced technicians have solved nearly every chimney problem you can imagine.
If you have a chimney problem that needs fixing, call us or click below to request a free estimate in Saint Louis, Chesterfield, Saint Charles or nearby. Our technicians will evaluate your situation and recommend the best solution for your needs.
A crack in the chimney crown can allow water and moisture to seep into the masonry, deteriorating the chimney from the inside out.
The chimney crown acts as a roof to your chimney structure, protecting the flue and top of the chimney against deterioration or damage from weather. The chimney crown is different from the chimney cap, which is an attachment that is added to the top of the flue pipe to keep debris out of the chimney flue.
If there are cracks or voids in your chimney crown, this can allow water to seep inside the bricks and mortar of your chimney, causing expensive damage over time. If your chimney crown is severely worn, has pieces missing, or is lacking structural integrity, it might be best to replace it with a new concrete crown. Our chimney technicians can rebuild the crown of your chimney to help prevent the need for costly water damage repairs.
We build new crowns with steel-reinforced concrete, making sure the top surface of the crown is designed to direct water away from the bricks and mortar and keep your chimney as dry as possible.
If you notice that your chimney’s mortar is cracked or deteriorating, tuckpointing can help prevent further damage. Tuckpointing involves scraping out the damaged mortar and replacing it with new mortar to restore the original condition of your chimney. We will expertly match your existing mortar, so you won't notice where the mortar was replaced.
Cracked or crumbling mortar joints are not only ugly, but they can also allow water to seep into your chimney, causing serious and expensive damage.
If you have loose bricks or stones or cracks in your mortar, our trained technicians will inspect your chimney and recommend the best solution to ensure it is functioning safely and looks beautiful.
"Repair was exactly what I needed."
Repair was exactly what I needed.
If only a few bricks are cracked or spalling (breaking off into fragments), they can typically be replaced. If your chimney has become too damaged, we will likely need to partially or completely tear down and rebuild the structure. With any chimney rebuild, we try to use any existing bricks that are still in good condition. When you hire us to restore or rebuild your chimney, you can be sure that all work will be completed in accordance with state and local building codes.
Regular chimney cleaning and maintenance is important for preventing damage and expensive chimney repairs, however, all chimneys require repair at one time or another.
If you notice smoke coming into your home or that your home is drafty, you should consider a chimney inspection. In addition to masonry repair and restoration, Bone Dry Roofing also installs chimney caps and chase covers.
Contact us today to find out more about our chimney repair services or to request your free estimate.
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