We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Spring brings a lot of beauty to the northern shores of Chicago. Unfortunately it can also bring signs that repairs need to be made to your chimney.
A common problem is chunks of mortar or bricks that have fallen out of the chimney. It is evidenced by mortar on the roof, in the gutters and on the ground surrounding the chimney. What causes this problem? It’s hard to answer this question because many factors can be at work. One of the most common denominators is freeze-thaw situations.
We can take a look at your chimney and tell you if it is vulnerable to freeze-thaw damage. If this is the case we can prescribe preventative measures to preserve your investment. Preventing a problem before it happens is more cost-effective than taking care of damages after the fact.
If your chimney is already exhibiting this phenomenon then it is likely leaking. It’s imperative that we take a look and make recommended repairs before more damage occurs to your home. We have the equipment, the knowledge and the ability to fix whatever chimney problem you have.
Please feel free to call us at 847-739-4199 or click here to contact us.
Posted by Karen Stickels Lamansky, author of Design Ideas for Fireplaces published by Creative Homeowner Press.