How to go about brick chimney
Posted by serenawoods on March 18th, 2013
Brick chimneys are very common and often brick chimney repair is required so as to keep it in tip top shape. If you have a problem with the brick chimney that you have, then you can spare yourself the very expensive hustle of tearing it down. What you have to do is to make sure that you just do some repairs here and there making things look as good as new. You may have a faulty chimney and not so sure how to go about fixing it. It is not difficult to fix what has gone wrong however so as to avoid repairs to begin with, chimney cleaning is advisable. For repairs, here are some useful tips.
For brick chimney repair, take out all the weak bricks using a hammer and chisel. This you can do only by cutting into the mortar around the bricks. Make sure that you hammer small chunks of the brick until you can completely remove it. This has to be done very intricately to avoid affecting the other bricks. Use the same set of tools so as to open cracks and joints that have probably shrank. All this will take some time, but when done properly, it is all worth it at the end. Chimneys are important and they need to be kept well. Brick chimneys have a very good colonial vintage look and chimney cleaning is good for them as well.
The next thing that you need to do with regard to brick chimney repair is get a bucket and measure a certain amount of cement sand. Mix it up and if you have a mortar box or a wheel barrow, mix it in either of these. Add water until the mixture is completely smooth but still stiff enough to be used. After all this you can now butter the sides and the bottom of the openings where the bricks were and then insert the brick. Another thing is to make sure that you replace it in a way that nobody notices that there were repairs made so that there is a uniform look. When you have done all the replacements, chimney cleaning and other important chimney maintenance can come later.
Brick chimney repair is clearly very important as the chimney is an integral part of the house. When it is damaged you will not be able to enjoy a nice fire place. A chimney also acts like a very nice accessory to a house too. It should be well maintained and regularly too. One other thing that people do not consider is making sure that the chimney is clean and rid of soot. Make sure that you find a credible sweeper who has skill when it comes to ventilation and is professional. Many homes get their chimney swept and if you can find one of these people who are good at this, you will have a good time were chimney cleaning is concerned.
Repair and clean your chimney to get the best results.
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