Chimney Restoration Project: Chimney Structure, Chimney Liner, Masonry Repair – Howell, MI
Recently, we were approached with this chimney project. After our initial Level 2 Chimney Inspection and Cleaning, we consulted the homeowner with our suggestions for chimney repair and restoration. Upon the customers approval, we proceeded with the following chimney repair work:
Chimney Support Re-framing
We began by re-framing the chimney support in order to increase stability and structural integrity. A sturdy chimney means a long-lasting chimney through Michigan’s 4 seasons.
Note: The framework supporting the chimney previously had rotted completely.
Chimney Support Re-framing Completed
A rooftop view of the chimney, following support reframing.
Chimney Waterproof Insulation Installation
This chimney had field stone on 3 sides and cultured stone on the back side. In this case, we had to install new mortar on entire chimney as needed. After our re-mortar of the field stone, we installed waterproof insulation on the interior of chimney chase. We installed the waterproof insulation in order to prevent leaking and water buildup.
Chimney Waterproof Insulation Installation Completed
Chimney Waterproof Insulation Install Completed
A rooftop view of the chimney, following insulation install.
Chimney Liner – Class A Installation
We installed concrete board on the entire interior of chimney chase before Class A chimney liner was installed. We re-used existing Class A chimney liner after our repair work to the interior was completed.
A top view of the chimney, following liner re-install.
Chimney Masonry- Cultured Stone Install Complete
The back portion of the chimney previously was done in cultured stone, ideally the field stone would have continued to the back of the chimney as well. With what we had to work with, in regards to current structural support, the best option for restoration was to maintain the existing cultured stone installation.
Chimney Crown – Formed and Poured
We installed 2×4 (nominal) forms to pour the chimney crown, which will allow water to run off and keep it from forming a crack at the cultured stone/crown union. We installed expansion joints at all material unions to allow for varying rates of expansion and contraction.
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