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Chimney Repair Michigan City IN

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Michael Zieve
Zieve Studios
219-871-2094
205 Generations DR.
Three Oaks, MI
 
GoCo Home Improvement
(219) 926-2488
709 Plaza Dr. # 2160
Chesterton, IN
 
Indiana Remodeling
(219) 508-4593
373 South 100 West
Valparaiso, IN
Services
Handicap / Accessible Home Improvements / Bathrooms / Windows

Heritage Home Improvements
317-565-4260
PO Box 1806
Noblesville, IN
Services
Home Remodeling

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D2D Leads
765-426-7473
2927 N. 500 E
Lafeyette, IN
Services
Home Remodeling

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Sears Home Services
8888675309
3901 FRANKLIN ST
MICHIGAN CITY, IN

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B & S family Remodeling
219-841-9519
300 jabobs pl
portage, IN
Services
Flooring, water pipes, and walls
Years in Business
8

Sears Home Services
8888675309
1270 STRONGBOW
VALPARAISO, IN

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R J & E Remodeling
3174038931
7462 Fishers Station Dr #121
Fishers, IN

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Robus Leather Corp.
3174718686
3333 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN

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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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