All of our chimney repairs are done according to the NFPA 211 Standards for Chicago chimney repair. Practicing proper techniques and safety, we ensure ever job is completed to your satisfaction every time. One of our highly trained chimney specialists will assess your chimney properly so that we can fix your chimney problems for good.
Tuckpointing is the process of grinding out the old deteriorated mortar and replacing it with new mortar. Experience and craftsmanship are needed to insure materials match in color, consistency, aggregate size and mortar strength. Our employees are highly trained and experienced at this process and use specialized tools and equipment to safely remove the mortar without damage to the adjacent brick or stone.
Masonry damage sometimes can become so deteriorated that just tuckpointing and patching isn’t enough. Whether you’ve backed into the corner of your brick garage or have masonry damage due to the freeze/thaw cycles of our harsh winters, our masonry restoration Chicago specialists can help! We replace damaged brick, stone or block using the best possible matching masonry units and mortar color available.
One of the biggest and most expensive problems with masonry and concrete is water penetration. Using a quality, breathable sealant can extend the life of your masonry and concrete for many years. We only use chimney saver waterproofing (10 year guarantee) on vertical applications and masonry saver waterproofing (7 year guarantee) on horizontal applications!
With a few small adjustments you can make your outdoor space comfortable and inviting. Turning a yard, patio, porch or other outdoor area into a functional living space can be a rewarding task, and will expand your living space to the outdoors. With the right setup, you can spend more time in the sunshine and fresh air, and host events for family, friends and neighbors.
Affordable Tuckpointing Pros can create the perfect outdoor kitchen for your home. Using the highest quality grills and materials we provide you value at an affordable price. Whether it’s in the back yard in the suburbs or on a rooftop in the city, outdoor kitchens have grown in popularity because cooking alfresco feels less like a chore and more of a pleasure.
Looking for a home make-over? Affordable Tuckpointing Pros offers professional stone veneer repair and replacement. Stone Veneer is used as a decorative or protective covering for any wall or surface. Stone veneer can be made from natural stone as well as manufactured stone. A few different terms used to describe stone veneer are artificial stone, manufactured stone and flexible stone veneer.
A chimney cap is a cover for the chimney that serves several purposes. Capping a chimney prohibits destruction on the inside from elements such as snow and rain. It prevents fire sparks from escaping from the chimney and landing on the roof, which can be very dangerous. Chimney caps also keep birds, squirrels and other animals from entering the home through the chimney and setting up a nest inside it.
A fireplace damper, usually located in the throat of a masonry chimney just above the firebox, is a device that is meant to seal your fireplace shut when it is not in use. This is necessary so that heated air from your home will not escape up the chimney when the fireplace is not being used. An open or leaky damper can add hundreds of dollars a year to your heating costs.
The chimney crown tops off the upper end of a chimney. It’s one of many essential chimney parts, but few people realize that its main purpose is to act as a protective roof or chimney cap that shields the chimney’s structural elements from weather-related deterioration. Our crowns are constructed according to the National Fire Protection Association 211 Standards for chimneys.
A chimney liner is the conduit, normally located within the chimney of a home heated by wood, gas, or oil, through which smoke, heat, and fuel by-products are expelled. Up until the mid-1900s, a surprising number of homes still featured chimneys without a liner of any kind. It was no coincidence that chimney fires and house fires were far more prevalent in those times than they are in modern times. Our Stainless Steel Liners come with a Lifetime Guarantee!
Our experts will inspect the site and provide you with a Fast Free Estimate for Window Sills. With many years of General Construction work experience, Affordable Tuckpointing Pros is Fully Insured, Licensed and Bonded. We carry the most coveted licensing available, “The Chicago Mason Contractor’s License #MC6337”. With specialization in Window Lintels and Window Sills Repair or New Installation on residential and commercial buildings.
A lintel is a load-bearing building component, a decorative architectural element or a combined ornamented structural item. It is often found over portals, doors, and windows. Lintels can become damaged due to the large amount of precipitation and harsh winter climate we have. This can lead to damage to surrounding areas, structural failure and leaks. Replacing the damaged lentils with proper flashing, weep cord and drip edge can solve these problems.