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Chimney Repair Comstock Park MI

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Home Depot
(616) 257-9559
4900 Wilson Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
 
Aaron Katerberg
Grapids Irrigation
616-235-6666
800 Lafayette NE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
James Liggett
Harvest Construction LLC
(616) 901-6615
2060 17 Mile Rd.
Kent City, MI
 
Michael Grutter
Cedar Engineering and Design Service, LLC
616-263-9500
14070 Myers Lake Ave
Cedar Springs, MI
 
Creative Home Repair
(616) 301-8476
1963 Bayou Ct Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Bill Kuiper
Kuiper Construction Company
(616)361-2924
3736 Stuyvesant Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI
 
David Search
Endless Summer Services
616-530-5953
2345 Chicago DR SW
Wyoming, MI
 
Brett Boonenberg
Thornapple River Nursery
616-676-0102
8080 28th St. SE
Ada, MI
 
Matthew Sherman - James Johns
All Area Plumbing LLC
616-929-2282
1915 Pinegrove Dr.
Jenison, MI
 
Jeff Williams Home Remodeling
(616) 364-5653
4344 Grand River Dr Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 

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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