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CHIMNEY REPAIR

We want to share some general information that all homeowners need to know about their chimney. Chimneys are beautiful to look at, and do serve a purpose, but if not properly maintained, they can bring on major expenses and headaches in the future. And for some, the future could be sooner than you think.

The chimney cap is normally the root of all chimney problems. Traditionally from the 50’s - 2000’s chimney caps were made out of mortar. Mortar serves its purpose when bonding brick and masonry together but is not the best choice to cap a chimney with. Mortar will crack and allow water in almost immediately. Over the years it will create paths down your chimney and lead to deterioration on the inside of your chimney, which will eventually let water into the inside of your home.

When it comes to hiring the right craftsmen to repair your home chimney the experienced masons at Force Masonry have earned a reputation as “the trusted chimney repair experts” for quality and dependability. The company has worked with literally hundreds of home and commercial property owners in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, McLean, Mercer, Henry and Knox counties in Illinois for three decades.



We will come to your home, inspect your chimney, and recommend what repairs best fit your chimney needs. There is no upselling at Force Masonry. Once we assess your chimney, if there are different repair solutions to consider, we will explain your options for how to best repair your brick or stone chimney. Whether your chimney needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, or only needs to be tuck-pointed, you can count on Force Masonry to get the job done right.

We want to share some general information that all homeowners need to know about their chimney. Chimneys are beautiful to look at, and do serve a purpose, but if not properly maintained, they can bring on major expenses and headaches in the future. And for some, the future could be sooner than you think.

The chimney cap is normally the root of all chimney problems. Traditionally from the 50’s - 2000’s chimney caps were made out of mortar. Mortar serves its purpose when bonding brick and masonry together but is not the best choice to cap a chimney with. Mortar will crack and allow water in almost immediately. Over the years it will create paths down your chimney and lead to deterioration on the inside of your chimney, which will eventually let water into the inside of your home.

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