Why Masonry Repair?
If your chimney’s masonry is breaking or chipping, it needs repaired. T.J.’s Chimney Service specializes in masonry repair and tuck pointing, and can bring your damaged chimney back to life!
Masonry is a type of construction that uses cement mortar to hold stones and bricks together. Because it is extremely durable, it’s often used for structures like chimneys that are braving the outdoor elements for long periods of time.
But like anything else, chimney masonry breaks down with age and needs to be repaired.
Over time you may notice cracked or chipped bricks, crumbling mortar, or a change of mortar color in your chimney. This happens because moisture has entered the chimney’s bricks, expanded and contracted with the changing weather, and resulted in cracks and breaks in your masonry and mortar. If it’s not fixed, it could cause your chimney to deteriorate or lean, bricks to tumble off your roof, or water, insects or animals to enter your chimney through the exposed cracks.
The certified technicians at T.J.’s Chimney Service can inspect your chimney for masonry damage and recommend the necessary repairs. Repairs might include patching or plugging gaps and cracks in the mortar, repairing stones, or replacing bricks that have lost their structural integrity.
Why Masonry Tuck pointing?
Tuck pointing is a specialized technique that involves grinding and removing damaged or ineffective mortar and replacing it with new mortar. Performed by a specially trained technician, tuck pointing protects the chimney and the home from moisture, and saves the homeowner the expense of repairing a collapsing or leaning chimney
T.J.’s Chimney Service can tuckpoint your chimney’s deteriorated mortar joints, repairing damage and upgrading the appearance of your chimney.
If your chimney’s masonry needs repaired or tuckpointed, contact T.J.’s Chimney Service today!
Choose T.J.’s Chimney Service
A family-owned business serving the Indianapolis area for over 40 years, T.J.’s Chimney Service is a name you can trust. Our CSIA-certified technicians will ensure your chimney repair is performed completely, thoroughly and as efficiently as possible. We take pride in our reputation of quality workmanship and customer satisfaction, and are committed to your family’s safety.
If you need a chimney repair, contact T.J.’s Chimney Service. We replace your chimney worries with confidence, assurance and relief.
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So very happy with our updated fireplace! Brandon, David, and Austin did an awesome job. Professional, knowledgeable. Very careful in keeping everything neat and clean. I would recommend TJ’s to anyone who asked. Great job! We love our fireplace.
This company went above and beyond to make sure everything was done exactly as I wanted, and done correctly! The installers were professional and friendly, as well as the office workers! I can’t recommend this company highly enough.
Brandon and Jordan did an excellent and professional job of removing our old fireplace and installing the new fireplace. This included masonry and carpentry work. Brandon was very precise with his installation of the cultured stone around the fireplace as well as reinstalling the mantel and trim. We highly recommend them.
Area's We Serve
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THE DIFFERENCE YOU CAN FEEL TJs Chimney Service
When it comes to chimney repairs and chimney sweeps, we know you have many choices. But we believe our longevity in the business and reputation for quality sets us apart from our competitors.
As members of the community, we are your friends, neighbors and fellow business owners. For every home we service, we provide the same care and attention to detail we would give our own homes.