Mortar Crown Repairs & Installation
A mortar crown is among the most crucial components of a chimney’s anatomy. Crowns in good condition will keep water out of your chimney, shedding it on to your roof, and also help keep small animals and other pests out. Chimney crown maintenance is very important because 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 your chimney’s crown is cracked, crumbling, or stained, or if you don’t have one at all, we highly recommend calling a Hudson Chimney professional to inspect your chimney.
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. A chimney mason will then typically add a chimney cap to your chimney to give an extra layer of protection. Mortar crowns are all too often so thin that they start to break up after only a few years. If you live in Florida and have noticed your chimney’s mortar crown is in disrepair, contact Hudson Chimney for a chimney inspection today.
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 part of the chimney 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.
Bringing more than three decades of experience to our chimney and fireplace repairs, 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. Have questions? Please contact Hudson Chimney at 904-282-4159.
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.