Brick Chimney Pointing

Brick Chimney Pointing and Repointing in Essex

Over the years the original brick chimney pointing lime mortar or cement erodes and falls out. If left unattended a brick chimney structure can start to move or collapse. 

Re-pointing the brickwork by raking out the loose brick mortar and replacing with like for like lime mortar or cement will strengthen the chimney for another generation. As part of the brick chimney pointing work, Scarlett Fireplaces replace crumbling Essex stock clay bricks where required to ensure a long-lasting safe brick chimney structure. 

Repoint the Chimney Properly

Brick chimney stacks have a hard life as exposed structures above roof level. Prevailing wind directions and local weather patterns can erode parts of a chimney while other sections are sheltered from the extremes of winter. This phenomenon can lead to a chimney leaning to one side because the other side of the stack is kept warmer and so temperature expansion and contraction causes the structure to move slowly in a certain direction.

To simply patch point parts of the chimney where mortar has eroded is not good practice. We find many chimneys in Essex that have had different types of mortar or render added at different times across the structure may require additional chimney repairs, in some cases the brickwork is such a mess that chimney rebuilding is the only option. 


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