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)
Masonry work and repairs are often needed on chimneys and fireplaces due to fire damage, water damage, improper construction or poor maintenance. We offer tuckpointing, smoke chamber repairs, firebox repairs and rebuilds, plus chimney crown repair or replacement. We have several highly skilled masonry crews that do exceptional work in all facets of masonry repair.
Because of our exceptional quality, attention to detail, and competitive pricing, our masonry services are in very high demand.
The interior space of your fireplace where you burn wood, is called the firebox. Although the refractory mortar and firebricks used to construct this area are built to withstand high temperatures, over time, they tend to deteriorate. Sometimes the firebox becomes weakened with age and use or could be damaged as the result of a chimney fire. If you notice broken bricks or cracked mortar, our masonry experts can do a full or partial rebuild of the firebox so it looks and performs like new. Masonry repair is one of Lindemann Chimney Company’s specialties.
“The masons were terrific – everything looks great!”
-DS from Glenview
Tuckpointing is a way of using two contrasting colors of mortar in the mortar joints of brickwork, one color matching the bricks themselves, to give an artificial impression that very fine joints have been made. Therefore, tuckpointing is needed when the mortar between the bricks is cracked or missing. If this is not repaired in a timely manner, then all forms of precipitation will have the opportunity to penetrate these areas. Over time this deterioration will lead to a far more expensive restoration.
“As usual, Jim did a perfect job. We’re all set for winter.”
-FS from Winnetka
The chimney crown is the cement slab that tops off the bricks on your chimney. Chimney crown repair can be costly if gone unnoticed for a long period of time. Age and weather exposure can cause a crown can crack. If the cracks are not sealed, water penetrates the crown causing moisture damage to the crown itself and the bricks below. Left unrepaired, the result of the moisture damage will be spalling bricks and eventually the crown will crumble.
“I am very happy and appreciate the promptness”
-DP from Buffalo Grove
Spalling bricks are the result of deterioration of the brick surface that is caused by moisture. The climate in which you live, your home’s architecture, and the exterior’s condition can all be factors in the impact moisture can have on the brickwork. Spalling can occur on the inside or the outside of your chimney. If unrepaired, pieces of the brick facing can fall and cause more damage to the chimney.
“Jim answered all my questions and the office staff was very helpful”
-KM from Lake Forest
Sometimes the damage to a chimney is so severe that the only reasonable option is to rebuild it. A chimney rebuild can consist of the entire chimney or just a portion of it, depending on the extent of the damage. Once the rebuild is done, we recommend waterproofing to protect your investment and to preserve the integrity of the chimney.
“Steve was very thorough.”
-MV from Mt. Prospect
We understand the variety of architectural home and chimney styles here in Northern Chicago and we have the perfect chimney cap for you! Whether you want a basic, galvanized single-flue cap or a multi-flue top of the line copper cap we will match your style! If your chimney has one flue, a si...read more
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A chimney damper is a simple, inexpensive way to keep the warmth in your home while reducing energy costs. This damper allows the chimney to be closed when not in use preventing heated or cooled air from exiting out the chimney flue. It also serves the important function of capping the chimney stopp...read more