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Tim Wheeler Masonry Construction, Stone - Cast, Seattle, WA


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Chimney Repair Bellevue

Chimney Repair BellevueWhat more appealing scene can you think of then to be able to cuddle up  in a comfortable chair next to the fireplace hearth on a cool winter night, as the sounds  of crackling logs linger in your ear, as the warmth of the fire fills your senses and the flames flickers across the room.   A well designed and maintain fireplace can add all of this and more to our life.  Now days very few of us use our fireplace to heat our homes, but here in Bellevue area we do have a few occasions each year when our fireplace and chimney are indispensable.  Some of the times that i can think of is when we get one of those big wind storms that seem to happen every so often.  When that happens having a fireplace and chimney in good working  order can make the difference of being able to stay in your home or having to find shelter elsewhere.  Sometimes we tend to not think about our chimneys till we need them or some think happen to them, but one of the best ways to ensure that they will be there when we need them is to have them  cleaned and inspected on a yearly basis.  If you maintain and repair your chimney as they need it the cost will be quite low, usually under two hundred dollars.  One thing to remember that here in Bellevue area  the cost to replace a standard size fireplace is well over $10000.00 dollars, so before the damage becomes a large expense, give us a call and we will provide you with a free chimney inspection.

 

Most of the chimney repairs that we see here in the Bellevue area are caused by water damage, so how can so know if your chimney is being damage by water.  The first thing to look for is there moss growing on any part of the chimney, this is usually easy to spot.  wherever moss is growing water has already penetrated the masonry mortar joints.  If this is addressed early a simple tuck pointing of the mortar joints will fix the problem, but if it is let go the water will remain inside the masonry until the next time it freezes.  When that happens the water will expand and not only bust the mortar joint but will also destroy the brick.  Here in Bellevue area we have heave rain and snow at times, keeping your chimney or fireplace crown in good repair is the only way to insure that water does not penetrate down into the masonry chimney.  What is a chimney crown you might ask,  It is the very top of your fireplace chimney and here is were the problem comes in, and why chimney repairs need to be made so often.  When masonry contractor are building a fireplace chimney they are working with mortar to lay the bricks,  and  95% of the time they don't have any concrete with them, so when they get to the top of the chimney crown they use the same mortar that they laid the brick with and build the chimney crown out of mortar.  This last for  few years and then starts to crack and let water enter into the masonry structure.  To make the mater worse most  chimney cleaners and chimney repair companies try to fix the problem with coats of sealant and paint that keep the chimney from being able to breath.  The best way to build a chimney crown is to build it with concrete, it will last for 35 years with little or no maintenance, and if you build it with a drip edge it will protect the fireplace chimney even better as the water will fall of the chimney crown all the way to the ground instead of running down the face of the brick.

 

As a masonry contractor in the Bellevue area we never repair a chimney with improper materials or workmanship, we want for you to be able to enjoy your Fireplace for many years to come.  Understanding how your fireplace and chimney works is vital to the safe and proper use of it.  If we can be of service to you in the repair of your chimney, we will explain each and every feature and component that will keep you safe, warm, and dry.  Whether you are planning a new fireplace for your home or remodeling an older one, there are a lot of choices of style and design, some of these can be installed right over the old brick for a very reasonable price.  In other cases we can remodel the brick itself by grinding out the old mortar joints and tuck pointing new mortar between the bricks, this type of restoration can bring back life to the brickwork like if it was new.  Whether you are buying or selling a home don't underestimate the value of a fireplace, one of a homes top amenities is the fireplace.  It's the part of the home that we tend to use the most, and is usually a focal point for the room that it is in.   Those of us lucky enough to have a fireplace treat them with a reverence, we have our pictures taken in front of them and decorate them every season.  Please take a moment and visit our beautiful picture gallery and gather some new ideas for your home here in the Bellevue area.

 

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