What Is Repointing a Chimney

Repointing a chimney is the act of removing loose mortar joints from masonry surfaces with an appropriate (typically either tuckpointing tools or a power tool called a diamond grinder) and then repointing them with mortar.

Chimney mortor repair

Masonry Repair

Repointing is typically done as part of masonry repair or restoration work, Cracks in the chimney or foundation can cause problems for your house. This is why you should call someone who fixes cracks to help you. They do not just fix problems with the structure, but they might also fix things that are not pretty. Repointing a chimney is often an essential step in preparing for certain types of masonry work. This includes installing exterior wall insulation finishing system (EWISS). It can also be performed on structures like bridges, house foundations and even building exteriors where the idea is to waterproof the masonry.

What Is A Masonry Specialist?

A masonry contractor is someone who specializes in repairing and maintaining masonry structures, which include fireplaces, chimneys, walls, building exteriors and more. What they offer is not just fixing cracks that form within these structures but also beautifying them with stone cladding or waterproofing solutions like an exterior insulation finishing system (EWISS).

As for why you need to have your chimney professionally repointed, the answer is simple. Unless you are a mason or skilled in repairing masonry structures, it’s best to leave this task to professionals who will not only do it right but also look out for your safety since they know what they are doing. What’s more, chimneys aren’t something that you should take lightly because once there’s an issue with them, it can affect your home or building very quickly.

Reach out to Golden Hands NY

Repointing is an important part of any restoration effort on masonry structures. Golden Hands can help you with your home’s chimney repointing project. Give us a call today at (631) 877-8338 or fill out the form below for someone to reach out to you ASAP!