Historic Chimney Restoration
If you live in an older home with a fireplace and chimney, it’s likely your chimney was built when the home was built. If it’s been many years since it was properly serviced, it’s a good idea to have it checked out to determine if it needs to be restored.
Ye Olde Brit Chimney Sweep offers complete historic chimney restoration services in San Bernardino CA and surrounding areas, Beaumont CA, and Riverside CA, as well as Forest Falls CA, Angelus Oaks CA, Calimesa CA, Cherry Valley CA, Big Bear Lake CA, Alta Loma CA, Lake Elsinore CA, Menifee CA, and more.
Our skilled masons and chimney specialists can repair your historic chimney to be beautiful, safe and compliant with California’s stringent building codes.
Historic Chimney Restoration for Beauty
Very old chimneys tend to look, well, very old. If your historic chimney appears to be run down, or if it’s been a long time since it’s been restored, we can bring it back to its handsome original self.
Our crew is experts at accurate historic chimney restoration, which can include matching your chimney’s original materials. We use lab tests to determine the exact mixture and color of your chimney’s existing materials and then create new materials for a perfect match.
Whether we use matched materials or you choose to go with a more modern look, all work will result in a beautiful chimney that adds elegance to your home and property.
Restoring Historic Chimneys for Safety
The older a chimney gets, the more unsafe it becomes – especially if it hasn’t had regular cleaning, repairs and maintenance. Older chimneys often need various work to ensure safe performance.
Our services for historic chimney restoration projects include:
- Brick replacement when bricks are spalling, and tuckpointing to replace decayed mortar
- Inspections that look at the chimney footing, the general chimney structure, drafting efficiency and the condition of the chimney cap, flashing, damper and other components
- Chimney liner inspection and relining with the proven HeatShield system for clay tile liners
- Repair of damage that can lead to water leaks and system-wide deterioration
- Adding a gas or wood fireplace insert to increase safety and efficiency
Bringing Historic Chimneys up to Code
California has some of the strictest building and safety codes in the country. When restoring historic chimneys (and chimneys of any age), we make sure everything is done according to applicable codes in your area.
- Chimney footings
- Seismic requirements
- Wall thickness
- Chimney height in relation to the home or building
- Flue dimensions
- Particulate-emission levels
- and more.
Your California Historic Chimney Restoration Experts
For more than 30 years, Ye Olde Brit has assisted Californians in bringing older chimneys back to their original beautiful condition. If you’re living with a historic chimney that’s damaged, underperforming or just plain ugly, you have the ability to change all that.
We work throughout San Bernardino County and neighboring counties to help our customers once again enjoy their fireplaces and chimneys. We’re here to amaze you with our craftsmanship and satisfy you with a level of personal service unmatched in the industry.
Speak with a historic chimney restoration expert today at (909) 880-2120 or get in touch with our handy contact form.