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Chimney Repair Waterville ME

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Sears Home Services
8888675309
192 COLLEGE AVE
Waterville, ME

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Sears Home Services
8888675309
10 WHITTEN RD
AUGUSTA, ME

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ADE Development Corp
207-242-3663
10 Liberty Lane
Readfield, ME
Services
Design/Build
Years in Business
20

Faulkner Building Company
207-205-1537
119 Clarks Mills Rd.
Dayton, ME
Services
Home Remodeling

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F.W. Horch Sustainable Goods & Supplies
2077294050
56 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME

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Accessible Living Solutions
207 3625252
PO Box 220
Smithfield , ME
Services
Home modifications for Accessibility
Awards
CAPS Certified Age in Place Specialist
Membership Organizations
NAHB
Years in Business
30

1-800-Water Damage
8666358232
P.O. Box 4662
Augusta, ME

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VBuilt Custom Homes
781-248-6452
PO Box 308
Bryantville, ME
Services
Home Remodeling

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Stone Arts Plus
2076254002
229 Federal rd
Parsonsfield, ME

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InEx Interior Design
2072157872
7 Cross Street
Newcastle, ME

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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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