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Fixing Loose Chimney Bricks

Your chimney is constantly exposed to all sorts of cold, wind, rain, and snow on the outside. On the inside, it’s exposed to the hot gases and other byproducts from when you use your fireplace. Understandably, a brick or two might become loose over time.

But don’t worry! Just because you have a couple of loose chimney bricks doesn’t mean you need to have your entire chimney restored or anything drastic (well, we at least hope it doesn’t resort to that!)

Chimney Point Ups

A chimney point up (or up pointing) is usually the best solution for repairing loose chimney bricks. During a chimney up point, we will mortar between the loose bricks to reinforce them.

Chimney up pointing can also be combined with spot cutting. During a chimney spot cut, we will replace just the cracked or damaged bricks, as opposed to replacing your entire chimney structure.

Other Chimney Repairs

 Although up pointing is useful for loose bricks, Capitol Chimney Service offers a variety of other masonry repair and chimney repair services ideal for:

  • Chimney cracks
  • Missing chimney bricks
  • Missing mortar
  • Water damaged bricks
  • General brick damage
  • And more!

And if worse comes to worse, we can also help you with chimney rebuilds. Chimney rebuilding is usually reserved for chimneys with severe damage that can’t be repaired with spot cutting or up pointing. You might need a rebuild if your chimney undergoes excessive damage from a storm, lightning strike, settling foundation, or other disaster.

Why Choose Capitol Chimney Service?

When you need to repair loose chimney bricks or require other chimney restoration services, make Capitol Chimney Service your go-to chimney company. Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Capitol Chimney Service offers a wide variety of chimney and fireplace services throughout the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas.

At Capitol Chimney Service, our goal is to make your chimney and fireplace cleaner, safer, and more energy-efficient. But don’t take our word for it! See what our customers have to say about us!

Contact us today to schedule loose chimney brick repair in DC, MD, or VA. Make sure to check out our chimney service discounts!

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