Does My Smoke Chamber Need Parging?

From the outside, your chimney may look quite simple, but it’s actually the opposite. The chimney and venting system may be the largest system in your home and can be affected by many different factors ranging from weather to neglect. Your chimney may need service...

Winter Thaw and Masonry Issues

As winter draws to a close and warm weather thaws New Hampshire’s ice and snow, it is time to think about annual chimney maintenance. If your chimney wasn’t waterproofed and ready before cold weather, winter weather might have damaged your masonry. Hidden Damage When...

Dangers of Spalling

A typical problem we notice at the close of winter? The appearance of cracking, crumbling, and falling masonry. This occurrence is a common occurrence when moisture has penetrated the masonry. When water is allowed to penetrate the masonry it experiences a freeze/thaw...

What is Tuckpointing?

Throughout the life of your masonry chimney there will be regular wear and tear, despite the best prevention and routine maintenance. One of the most common complaints of homeowners, city code enforcement, and insurance and real estate agents is the mortar cracking...