Brick Repair & Restoration Toronto
A lot of homes in the Toronto area have chimneys that are not in use. Due to where they are located, and our Canadian weather- chimneys are usually the first to get the brunt of brick damage. A really good option for you as a homeowner is to tear the chimney down and cap it, rather than go through a chimney repair. If you tear it down, you will eliminate any maintenance for the next 20-25 years. If you tuck point the bricks, fix it up- it will only continue to deteriorate- and will only last 3-5 years (not in all cases, it depends on the mortar/winter).
The estimate that you receive for a chimney tear down (chimney no longer in use) should look like this:
– Set up scaffold to access the roof safely
– Lay down tarps and drop cloths to protect the roof
– Break down the chimney to the roofline
– Install a concrete cap on the top of the chimney
– Full clean up of jobsite
– Dispose of rubble at an authorized waste facility
When you cap a chimney at the roof line, it is only a couple courses of bricks (the number of courses are dependant on slope, and other factors). The job should be one day with two skilled tradesman.
Looking for reliable brick repair & brick work in Toronto? Look no further than Murphy’s Masonry! Our expert team can fix brickwork on chimneys. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.