Month: February 2020

Can You Use A Chimney Without A Liner?

Can You Use A Chimney Without A Liner?

Your chimney is absolutely critical for safely enjoying the fireplace in your Nashville home. Whether you are moving to a home with an older chimney or a home with a brand new chimney, you may be wondering about the importance of a chimney liner. Chimney liners may seem like just an added expense, but they […]

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How to Fix Crumbling Brick

How to Fix Crumbling Brick

Brick masonry is incredibly strong and durable, but eventually, it requires some maintenance. When brick stays wet for too long, it may crumble. Living in locations with freeze-thaw cycles, like Nashville, make it more likely for bricks to crumble eventually. When moisture gets into the masonry structure, and freezes, it expands and creates cracks which […]

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How Do You Repair A Chimney?

How Do You Repair A Chimney?

Eventually, your brick chimney may require repair. If you notice crumbling, cracking bricks, deteriorating mortar, or any issues operating your chimney, it most likely will need some repair. One of the most common signs of repair you may notice and want to fix is crumbling bricks. However, chimney repair is no simple task. 

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Is it Good Luck to Shake Hands with a Chimney Sweep?

Is it Good Luck to Shake Hands with a Chimney Sweep?

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you may be wondering just how you can increase your luck. While you can certainly take your chances scouring for a four-leaf clover, we have an easy trick for a bit of luck. In case you have never heard the folk tale, it is actually good luck to shake hands […]

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What is the Difference Between Repointing and Tuckpointing?

What is the Difference Between Repointing and Tuckpointing?

Even though masonry is incredibly durable and efficient, it can eventually wear down and require repairs. Deteriorating mortar is a very common form of damage that inflicts masonry. Once you notice damaged mortar, it is time for masonry repair. But do you need repointing or tuckpointing? In the masonry industry, many people use those two […]

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