Built to last.
Chicago’s weather is extreme. That’s no secret.
It affects more than just your jacket choice, it affects your chimney too.
As the years go by, your chimney ages. Bad masonry means more cracks, more leaks, and more deterioration.
At Vertical, we are experts in masonry, and can help make sure your chimney will last for many winters to come.
Don’t let water slip through the cracks.
If your chimney had an arch-nemesis, it would be water. Excess moisture can lead to a variety of problems. In fact, water penetration is the number one cause of damage and deterioration in masonry chimneys.
We can waterproof your chimney in order to avoid any problems in the future. If there’s already damage, that’s something we’re happy to fix first.
Good tuckpointing is the base of a healthy chimney. It’s the repair of the mortar joints on your chimney.
Over time mortar decays and cracks and voids form allowing water to penetrate which can lead to problems with the structural integrity of your chimney.
We can fix these problems. Simply replacing the old joints with fresh mortar will make your chimney stronger and prevent water from further damaging the structure. It will make your chimney look much better too.
Chimney Rebuild Services
Sometimes your chimney needs more than just a little work done. It’s a project we’re happy, and well equipped to take on. Vertical offers partial and complete rebuilds of your chimney.
Chimney crowns play a big role in prolonging the life of your masonry chimney.
Safety starts from the ground up. Your chimney starts with your firebox, and firebox tuckpointing is the repair of the mortar in between the bricks in your firebox. We’ll make sure your base is safe.