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Chimney Repair Alexandria LA

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Wesley Gueringer
Gueringer Builder Inc.
318-447-3616
401A Mary Street
Alexandria, LA
 
Progressive Construction Co
(318) 473-9522
5816 Jackson Street Ext
Alexandria, LA
 
Lowe'S Home Improvement Warehouse Store Of Alexandria
(318) 442-6515
3201 Industrial St
Alexandria, LA
 
Ratcliff Construction Co
(318) 448-0826
1715 England Dr
Alexandria, LA
 
Rini Construction General Contractor
(318) 445-4137
501 N 16th St
Alexandria, LA
 
Rachall'S Remodeling & Construction
(318) 487-4465
77 Fredricksburg Rd
Alexandria, LA
 
Louisiana Foundation Repair Llc
(318) 449-4666
3004 Jackson St Ste B
Alexandria, LA
 
Christophe Counseling
(318) 487-8178
1617 Branch St
Alexandria, LA
 
Dunn'S Construction
(318) 445-5100
1776 Elliott St
Alexandria, LA
 
Lyons J M Construction Llc
(318) 443-0284
3919 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
 

Chimney Questions and Answers

Building a cricket (or saddle) on a chimney

When building a cricket on a chimney, do the edges of the cricket go all the way to the edge of the chimney or are they set back from the edge to allow for flashing? If set back, how far?

The cricket may be built either way I run mine out to the edge of the chimney to ensure that when the flashing is added the water is run well away. You should remember to maintain your 1" clearance from combustible material for fire protection. The flashing will serve as the fire stop. Masonry Chimney repairs

The chimney on my 30 year old house has crumbling mortar on the top 6 rows.  It appears to be stable from this point down.  What type of mortar can I use to repair this?  Are there any hints I can get? Can I just run up with a trowel, straight edge and some mortar?  Are the liner bricks likely to need remortaring?

What usually happens is the mortar will breakdown from where the chimney leaves the attic. This is caused by the temperature difference creating moisture and chemical breakdown from the burned fuel. I recommend taking the chimney down to the flashing and replacing it inside and out. You can use either a type S mortar (1 part portland 1/2 part lime 4 1/2 sand)or a type N ( 1 part portland 1 part lime 6 parts sand). You can buy this in bags by type and just add sand. Check the rest of the chimney for cracks inside and out but it will most likely be just the top and should be simple to replace.

 

Chimney chipping

My Chimney is being chipped away little by little in various spots, it seems as if the outside face of the red brick is just being shaved off by the elements of weather. How can I re-patch the faces of these bricks around the chimney, and with what? it almost looks as if birds are pecking at different bricks along the top and base of chimney.

Your right the brick are ...

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