Golden's Chimney Lining
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Ruther Glen, VA 22546

Chimney Repointing Based in Ruther Glen, Virginia

When you need chimney repairs due to structural problems or otherwise, Golden's Chimney Lining can provide a complete restoration. Based in Ruther Glen, Virginia, we perform chimney repointing to revitalize the appearance and strengthen the integrity of your chimney.
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Masonry Repairs

Chimney repointing is the process of carefully removing deteriorated mortar from the joints of a masonry wall and replacing it with new mortar that has been intelligently formulated. If done correctly, repointing protects the building and enhances its historical character. Improperly done, repointing not only detracts from the appearance of the wall, but may also cause damage to the historic masonry units themselves.

To repoint a chimney, it requires all mortar joints to be ground out to a least a 1.5" deep. It is important to have a deep anchor for the new mortar to bond. This also offers longevity to the repointing. Once that is completed, we begin repointing the brickwork of the chimney. Next, we apply the lime-based mortar filling to all mortar joints, which seals all air pockets and voids between the bricks.
This process also adds to its structural strength, and ensures that the new mortar bonds to the brickwork. If not done properly, the repointing will fall out in a few years from the lack of bonding. After all the joints are filled and sit for about an hour, we strike all of the mortar joints to achieve the finished look.
Chimney Repointing, Chimney Repairs in Ruther Glen, VA
Lastly, we smooth out the new mortar and make it flush with the brickwork using a wooden stick similar to those used in the construction of historical homes. After smoothing out the mortar, we wash the chimney in an acid wash and everything is cleaned up.
Contact us today to restore your chimney to a better-than-new condition with professional repointing.