We offer these services:
- Chimney sweep
- Chimney cap installation
- Dryer vent cleaning
- Chimney Flashing
- Masonry Repair
- Wood stove cleaning
- Full Service Mason restoration
- Mortar repair
- Tuck pointing
- Free standing stove or insert cleaning
- Wood gas insert cleaning
A good chimney is one that is sturdy and solid. However, because of new advances in home heating, many fireplaces and chimneys fall in to disrepair.
It’s important to have a certified chimney repair team come and give an inspection to an old or unused fireplace to make sure that it’s ready for the cold months.
Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep will come over and assess your chimney and fireplace making sure that it can be repaired to full working order. Mad Hatter offers a wide variety of masonry work, Mad Hatter’s masons have years of custom work experience. We provide services in tuck pointing, mortar filling, chimney crowns, restoration, brick repair and building.
Mortar chimney caps are prone to cracking along the joints or seam points because the mortar shrinks, causing the edges to open. Lime-based mortar mixes are more likely to decay over a shorter period of time and the capped area may crumble. This fact can only be remedied by having someone come out and preform a masonry seal. If the cap is indeed crumbling, it’s important to contact a certified chimney repair service, such as Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep. We will come out and chip out the old deteriorating mortar. An easy application of ready mixed mortar will have your chimney up and working again, it’s a fast an inexpensive way to make your home ready for all the coziness it deserves!
Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep will be there to perform all your fireplace and chimney repairs. They are also contracted to build and repair brick work. Mad Hatter is also licensed to clean wood stoves giving your home a rustic warmth both inside and out!
Masonry was a common practice for building homes, now although it’s still used for home building generally the structure itself isn’t completely built of brick or stone. The most common application of masonry work is used for building retaining walls as well as chimneys and certain load bearing strictures. The most popular form of masonry is rendered from concrete block building, This type of building is usually applied not only in walls but also for garages and various side walls and home support.
There are many advantages to having mason brickwork done throughout ones home. Brick, though a costly material to build completely with, has great heat retention. The material stays cool in the summers and warm in the winters. Another point is that brick typically doesn’t require paint, adding to the life of your home. Brick, like any medium, needs to be cared for properly. Brick should be sealed to help keep frost damages away. Another useful material and one that is less expensive, is non-decorative concrete. This material is not only cost effective, but also sturdy and secure. This material is generally covered with paint or stucco for looks. Concrete blocks are also quite resistant to frost damage.
A disadvantage of having a brick structure is first frost damage getting between the mortar. Second, settling and cracking due to a sinking foundation or earthquakes will topple brick structures and is a risk to those around the area. Another fault of brick is that if not properly reinforced, it’s lack of tinsel strength can cause it to buckle under stress.
So what can Mad Hatter do for you?
Now that you know a little something about the ups and downs of mason work, you can then start to decide if this is something that you want in your home. Or if it’s time to get existing masonry work looked at and evaluated. With the helpful folks at Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep, we not only clean and sweep chimneys as the name implies, we also staff master masons who will come to your home at a time that works for you, evaluate and give a free estimate to your needs. Whether it’s a new outdoor fireplace, or a retaining wall, or if you just need some cosmetic work done on your buildings facade, we’re here to help. Working since 1979 to deliver service and satisfaction to home owners! Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep is a diverse and ever expanding company that puts quality and satisfaction at the forefront of all their clients needs.
We take the hassle out of looking from contractor to contractor to do various jobs. We do it all and have a service record that can’t be beat! We’re your one stop home improvement and beautification folks, free masonry estimates, at a time that works for you and your family. From our family to yours, Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep is there when you need us!