• Tuckpointing a chimney

    We recently performed a sizable re-pointing repair on another chimney and we have done a write up on what the process looks like here  

  • The importance of smoke detectors

    According to the Portland department of fire and rescue 65% of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors. With this in mind it seems that the importance of working smoke detectors is clear, but the fine details here are important and I wish to speak about a few of them. The first […]

  • Chimney caps and your chimney

    We have spoken about one of the side benefits of putting a chimney caps on your chimney but today I want to speak about the primary benefit which is preventing water damage to your masonry chimney and the metal damper inside of it. When a masonry structure is exposed to prolonged contact with water, that […]