Ozark Stove & Chimney Repair

Chimney Repair

Is Your Chimney Damaged?

RELY ON US FOR CHIMNEY REPAIR SERVICES IN CRANE, SPRINGFIELD, MO & SURROUNDING AREAS.

You can’t cuddle up next to your fireplace if your chimney is damaged. Potentially dangerous issues can be hard to spot. That’s why you need help from Ozark Stove and Chimney. We offer extensive chimney repairs in Springfield, MO & surrounding areas.

Our owners will first use a high-end camera to inspect your chimney. Then, he’ll be able to make all the necessary repairs. Whether you need a cap replacement or a leak repair, our chimney expert can handle the job. Hire us for your chimney repair!

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Chimneys and water don't mix

One of the biggest threats to your chimney is water. Because your chimney is constantly facing the elements, you need chimney waterproofing to protect it from serious damage. Water can lead to: 

  • Softened bricks and mortar which can then fall apart
  • Expanded masonry which creates chimney cracks
  • Leaks which can damage your flue liner and create rust

You don’t want to skip chimney waterproofing. Discuss your needs with our experienced pros now.

Chimney Liner Installation

There are three main types of chimney liners. These include clay tile liners, cast-in-place liners, and metal liners. All three types provide adequate protection, but which liner is appropriate for your home should be determined by a professional.

Homes built prior to the 1940’s were typically built without a chimney liner. As a result, chimney and house fires were more common. Today, there are a few reasons why you may need a new liner: If your chimney has no liner, if it was installed improperly, or if it’s deteriorating or defective.

Combustible creosote or soot can also escape through these openings and build up outside the chimney flue liner. If the creosote were to catch fire in this area of your chimney, serious damage can occur, because the fire can no longer be contained within the flue.

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Blockage in a furnace flue is extremely hazardous because it can cause carbon monoxide fumes to enter your home. One of the most common problems that can occur with chimneys is blockage, regardless of what type of furnace fuel is used.

 

Your certified chimney specialist will be able to show you pictures and explain in detail the reasons you need a fireplace liner. Understanding the reasons, a liner is recommended is going to help you make the best investment decision for your home and your peace of mind.

 

Advanced technology such as the “Chim Scan” has become a standard in our industry and the pictures are now clearer and more defining than ever. Chimney fires can destroy the integrity of the fireplace flue. Deterioration is commonly caused by age, moisture and poor maintenance. Then there are animals, lightning and storms that can cause damage you may never notice.

Restoration, Rebuild, & Repair Firebox Repairs

The firebox refers to the interior of your fireplace. Although the refractory mortar and firebricks used to construct this area are built to withstand high temperatures, over time, they deteriorate. The firebox becomes weakened with age and use or could be damaged as the result of a chimney fire. If you notice broken bricks or cracked mortar, our masonry experts can do a full or partial rebuild of the firebox, so it looks and performs like new.

TUCKPOINTING

Tuckpointing helps to prevent water from entering into your home or the chimney system. Tuckpointing is needed when the mortar between the bricks is cracked or missing.  If the mortar joints are not repaired in a timely manner, all forms of precipitation can penetrate these areas. Over time, this deterioration leads to larger, more costly restoration.

CRACKED OR CRUMBLING CROWNS

The chimney crown is the cement slab that tops off the bricks on your chimney. Age and weather exposure can cause a crown can crack. If the cracks are not sealed, water penetrates the crown causing moisture damage to the crown itself and the bricks below. Left unrepaired, the result of the moisture damage will be spalling bricks and eventually the crown will crumble.

SPALLING BRICKS

Spalling bricks are the result of deterioration of the brick surface that is caused by moisture. The climate in which you live, your home’s architecture, and the exterior’s condition can contribute to the impact moisture can have on the brickwork. Spalling can occur on the inside or the outside of your chimney. If unrepaired, pieces of the brick facing can fall and cause more damage to the chimney.

WATERPROOFING

From new caps, flash seals and crown coats we can stop that leaky chimney.