Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All

I guess the mason building this chimney decided to go home early that day. Couldn’t be bothered actually finishing the chimney. The homeowner was curious how water was getting into the chimney. Well, we may have tracked down the source! The real twist? Two other...

Is My Fireplace Safe?

Nope. That’s the short answer that you should hear from every chimney professional. Your fireplace can never be considered “safe” no matter what repairs we may do to it. “Safer”, yes, but never “safe” Why is that? Why can no...

Why do I need a chimney liner?

You mean, besides the fact that NFPA211 clearly states “Masonry chimneys shall be lined” (7.2.2.1)? That’s the bottom line. Any professional who tells you a liner is unnecessary is inviting a serious liability issue. But let’s put the...