Over time the changing radical weather conditions especially here in
Oklahoma, can cause brick veneer, the masonry mortar cement between the brick or stone along with cement crowns
to crumble, crack, dislodge, "spall", leak water and just generally release and come apart.
You may just need a few brick replaced or possibly, or if too many of the brick have "spalled
away", sometimes it's more cost effective to strip off the chimneys outer veneer of bad brick and replace them
with a more brittle "vitrified"(def; to change or make into a glassy substance generally through heat fusion) brick,
so the problem does not come back to "haunt you and re-occur". What ever the best remediation to the problem
is, we can give you those suggestions and reccommendations.
Lighting strikes on chimneys happen in Oklahoma also on a semi regular basis which can cause exterior
and interior damage. As
of lately "freak mega size hail storm" damage has been playing havic on some chimney's also by pulverizing the masonry
veneer and crowns on the top of the chimney.
As important as it is to make masonry work functional with longevity built into the
repair, it's just as important to make the repair as "as unnoticeable as possible for retained "curb appeal"
of the property. Fox Brick & Stone Masonry Service goes to great lengths to match brick or stone in size, color,
pattern, joint size along with mortar color matching to existing as well as possible. This is one of the primary
quailities that sets us apart from other masonry contractors. We even keep masonry stock in a special "non-public
storage yard" for unique out of date brick and stone.
you usually don't have look very far to see some "bad non-matching masonry
work" that was preformed on someones elses home or business. And it really usually stands out.
We are experienced
in what is needed for the masonry repairs necessary to make your chimney safe again as it was originally.