Hudson Chimney Offers Exceptional Mortar Crown Repairs & Installation Services To Jacksonville and Beyond

A mortar crown is among the most crucial components of a chimney’s anatomy. Designed to protect the inside (and most vulnerable parts) of your chimney, a crown in good condition will save your system from the likes of water damage and animal entry. Spread over the top of a masonry chimney, most mortar crowns are added during chimney construction and are made of a thin layer of mortar that tapers down to the outside edges of the structure in order to encourage water runoff. A chimney mason will then fit your flue with the appropriate size and kind of chimney cap to ensure that your flue is both able to vent properly as well as remains protected against the elements. However, a lot of times mortar crowns are created so thin that they start to deteriorate after only a few years. That’s also what makes chimney crown maintenance so important – when water gets into your brick or mortar, it can cause your chimney to break or crumble. Too many houses suffer costly water damage each year simply because their chimneys weren’t equipped with a crown in good condition.

If you live in Florida and have noticed your chimney’s mortar crown is cracked, crumbling, or stained or if you don’t have one at all we highly recommend calling a Hudson Chimney professional to come out and inspect your chimney. With over 40 years of experience in this industry, we know how to handle any mortar chimney crown disrepair we come across and we’d love to help you make sure that your system is as safeguarded against threats as possible. To learn more or schedule an appointment, reach out to someone from our team! You can either give us a call at 904-282-4159, or you can fill out this appointment request form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Why Does My Chimney Need a Crown?

The purpose of a mortar crown is to cover the whole top of your chimney chase, which is the physical structure  that projects out of your house. Mortar crowns usually work in harmony with chimney caps to do the very important job of keeping water and creatures out of your chimney—thus greatly elongating the life of your chimney and protecting your home and family from potential dangers.

Not only will your appliance’s functionality and overall performance suffer, but you could end up spending tons of money on extensive repairs. Good quality, properly installed and treated mortar crowns are necessary because they help combat the damage caused from animals taking up residence inside your chimney as well as from the effects of water. If you’ve started to notice damp or musty smells, mold or mildew growth, or other signs of water damage inside your home, the culprit could be a damaged chimney crown.

Bringing more than four decades of experience to our chimney and fireplace repairs, the team here at Hudson Chimney specializes in mortar crown repair, and we also do custom construction of long-lasting mortar crowns. In addition to building and installing mortar crowns, we do masonry repair work, tuckpointing, and firebox repair and rebuilding. To prevent this kind of chimney maintenance work in the future, schedule an appointment with us today to have your Florida chimney and fireplace inspected and/or swept.

Ready to schedule your appointment? Give us a call at 904-282-4159, or get in touch online by filling out this appointment request form and get your mortar chimney crown repair on the books today!

Masonry fireplace mortar crown after repair with crown coat material- Hudson Chimney

Can I Repair My Chimney’s Mortar Crown Myself?

We’ve all seen the uptick and interest in HGTV over more recent years. As a result, homeowners have asked us about DIY chimney projects and whether or not they could try to repair or replace their chimney crown themselves. And while we are certainly big fans of home improvement projects, when it comes to your hearth and chimney, you should always work with a professional chimney expert. Period. No matter how many YouTube videos you watch or articles you read, nothing can compare to the on-the-job experience that an industry technician has. Chimneys are inherently dangerous and when you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re at risk for a multitude of things that could go wrong.

Trust us, it’s way easier, safer, and smarter for you to call us instead. Our team of dedicated techs are certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and have all been highly trained in the field, so you know that you’re in good and capable hands. Questions? Please feel free to reach out!

Crown Repair-Red brick chimney with caged cap and trees in the background-Hudson Chimney

Reach Out and Schedule Your Mortar Crown Repair or Installation with Hudson Chimney Today!

No matter if you know there is something wrong with your crown specifically – or it’s something else entirely – leave all matters concerning your chimney up to us. Contact us through our website or by calling 904-282-4159 to learn more.


If your chimney has broken or crumbling mortar between the bricks, it can be repaired with a process known as tuckpointing. Hudson Chimney is ready and able to provide this service.