After a long winter, many homeowners choose to schedule the annual chimney inspection in the spring. Scheduling in the spring means that repairs can be made before burn season returns again in October. It also repairs any winter damage and prevents leaks and water damage from the rainy season. It’s important to hire an expert to do this type of work so that the work is done correctly and safely.

Tuckpointing Explained

Tuckpointing repairs cracked, crumbling, and spalling masonry. You might notice visible cracks in your chimney, or there could be a more serious unseen problem. As the masonry deteriorates, you may find pieces of brick and mortar on your roof. In severe cases, pieces may even fall into your yard. This is a hazard to your family as well as a dangerous fire hazard for your home. In order to be repaired and to restore your chimney to full function and safety, you should contact a professional.

In order to repair spalled masonry, a chimney professional will remove the damaged portion brick-by-brick, then replace it with new mortar. The new mortar must be consistent with the old in strength, texture, and color. Mixing the mortar differently can actually weaken the masonry instead of strengthening and repairing it.

Trust Black Moose Chimney and Stove

When it comes to chimney diagnostics and repairs, look no further than New Hampshire’s best chimney sweep company! We are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Northeast Association of Chimney and Hearth Professionals (NEACHP). At Black Moose, we take the safety and comfort of our customers seriously. We complete masonry repairs according to federal and local safety codes, ensuring your home and safety is in good hands.

If you have noticed signs of tuckpointing, you already have a chimney problem that warrants a call to the professionals. When you call Black Moose Chimney and Stove for your tuckpointing and other masonry repairs, you won’t be sorry. In addition to our tuckpointing services, we also offer smoke chamber parging, crown repair and rebuild, chimney rebuild, fireplace restoration, and firebox rebuilds. You have time to have your masonry repaired this summer. The first step is scheduling an inspection with Black Moose. A certified chimney sweep will notice damage before it’s serious, and can repair it before it becomes a hazard.

Call Black Moose Chimney and Stove at 603-525-7905 or request an appointment online today!