When your chimney is damaged and requires major repair work, you need an experienced chimney company that understands chimney rebuilding and the unique California codes that govern this work.
Ye Olde Brit Chimney Sweep provides code-compliant chimney rebuilding services in San Bernardino CA and surrounding areas, Riverside CA, and Yucaipa CA, as well as Cathedral City CA, Rancho Mirage CA, Palm Desert CA, La Quinta CA, Fontana CA, Rancho Cucamonga CA, Crestline CA, Lake Arrowhead CA, and more.
Why Might a Chimney Need Rebuilding?
Many things can cause serious damage to a chimney structure. Examples include:
- Gale-force winds
- Pounding hail storms
- Lightning strikes
- Cold air/heating-cooling cycles
- Progressive water leaks
- Chimney fires
- Issues with the chimney footing
- Poor chimney construction materials
Chimney rebuilding in the San Bernardino area addresses these and other causes of chimney damage. Our crew also knows how to complete projects in a way that’s in full compliance with California’s building and safety codes.
For example, in some jurisdictions, there are restrictions on how much of a chimney can be rebuilt. This is common in larger metro areas. There are also code regulations governing chimney wall thickness, flue dimensions, height of the chimney in relation to the home, seismic safety and more.
When you undertake a chimney rebuilding project, you want to work only with licensed professionals who not only can do a safe and attractive job but also will do all work with an eye to code-compliance.
Ye Olde Brit has been taking on just these kinds of projects for more than 30 years.
Evaluating Your Chimney Rebuilding Project
Elements that can be included in a chimney rebuilding project include tuckpointing to replace sections of decayed mortar and the replacement of some or many bricks throughout the structure. This would be a partial rebuild.
Complete rebuilds can include rebuilding just the chimney stack (the part above the roof), just the breast (the unseen part below the roof), or the entire chimney. No matter the extent of a rebuilding project, we’ll ensure that it’s the correct course of action for your particular chimney.
When we evaluate your damaged chimney, we want to understand exactly what’s wrong so we can tell you precisely what will be needed to repair it. Often, basic work such as tuckpointing and brick replacement can solve the problem without needing to tear down and rebuild the chimney.
Beware of so-called chimney contractors who right away tell you that you need to have your entire chimney rebuilt, even before they thoroughly investigate the situation.
If an inspection does point to the need for chimney rebuilding, we’ll walk you through the project, explaining what we’re going to do and why we’re going to do it.
Call Your California Chimney Rebuilding Experts
When your chimney is showing signs of serious structural damage, it’s time to call in the chimney experts from Ye Olde Brit Chimney Sweep. We’ll restore your chimney to its original beauty and make it once again functional and safe.
Reach a chimney expert today at (909) 880-2120 or get in touch through our simple contact form.