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  • Cleaning an Unlined Insert

    In this video we explain some of the techniques that we used to properly clean an unlined insert. These inserts require more attention too detail because creosote and debris can build up in various spaces behind the insert and the insert must be pulled out in-order to remove this debris.

  • Tamosealing a Chimney Crown

    In this video, we demonstrate how to apply the waterproofing agent Tamoseal to a chimney crown and why we use it. This product increases the strength of the crown and helps to prevent water from penetrating its surface.  

  • Keeping a job site clean

    During repairs, the quality of our work is always important to us, but it is also important to keep the job site clean and tidy as we work. In the video below we demonstrate one of the ways that we keep roofs clean during a tuck pointing repair.

  • 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 […]