3 Signs That Your Chimney or Masonry Needs Repointing

Spring is the perfect time to get your home’s chimney and other masonry repaired. The warmer months are the time of year when you spend the most time in your backyard, for barbecues, pool parties, and other fun occasions with friends and family. Let the brick, stone, or stucco finishes of your masonry be the star of your next backyard get-together.

When homeowners in the Langhorne, PA area need stone pointing or repointing, they know who to call: Above All Chimney & Masonry. (Pointing refers to the “joints” in masonry: the mortar that holds the bricks together. Repointing repairs these joints, thus strengthening the structure.)

The chimney and masonry experts at Above All Chimney & Masonry have been doing all kinds of work, including brick pointing, in Langhorne, PA and surrounding areas for decades. Is it time to let them improve the look and structural integrity of your home? Here are some signs that point to your masonry needing repointing:

Discoloration

If your mortar is not the same color it used to be, or the color is mismatched, this may be a sign of weathering and deterioration. Or, it could be a result of an inferior attempt at repointing at some point in the past.

Flakes

When mortar begins to weaken, one of the first signs is flaking. With pieces of mortar starting to fall off, it’s a sign that the mortar is no longer able to hold itself together. It’s also a warning that the mortar will soon be unable to safely hold the structure together.  

Cracks

Another sign of weakening mortar is the appearance of cracks. Even small cracks can cause big problems for structural integrity.

Does your chimney or masonry need repointing? If any of these signs point to “yes,” you’ve come to the right place: Above All Chimney & Masonry.

With years of experience, Above All Chimney & Masonry can bring your dilapidated chimney and other masonry back to its former glory. Their work is efficient, the materials they use are durable, and their free estimates let you know how much you can expect to pay before they start working.

You don’t have to diagnose your chimney problems on your own. That’s what we’re here for. Contact Above All Chimney & Masonry today and request a free estimate.

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