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Anatomy of Your Chimney

In school, you learn about anatomy, how we as humans and other organisms are made to form one living, functioning being.  Even though a fireplace and chimney are not living things, they too are built up of various parts that equal to be one unit.  There are two types...

Repointing Your Chimney

Repointing your chimney is important when needed because water usually gets in through cracked mortar. Pointing is intended to bond bricks together in a watertight way. So, when it fails to do that, re-pointing is necessary. The only sense in which “tuckpointing” is...