Bone Dry Roofing specializes in all types of masonry repair and restoration work, as well as complete chimney rebuilding and chimney inspections. Your chimney takes a beating from Mother Nature. From extreme temperatures to heavy rain and snow, even the toughest-built chimney can deteriorate over time. A settling foundation can also affect your chimney, causing ugly cracks and serious structural problems. No matter what the cause, a damaged chimney can detract from the beauty and value of your home.
From cracked masonry, leaks, blocked chimney caps, and poorly fitting dampers, our experienced technicians have solved nearly every chimney problem you can imagine.
If you have a chimney problem that needs fixing, call us or click below to request a free estimate in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Frankfort or nearby. Our technicians will evaluate your situation and recommend the best solution for your needs.
The mortar was starting to fail on this homeowner's stone chimney. We removed the mortar in question and replaced it. The finished chimney looks great and will hold up against the crazy Indiana weather!
The bricks on this chimney needed attention and the owner decided to have the chimney removed and a stack pipe installed, rather than to rebuild the chimney. Bone Dry Roofing was able to perform this work for them.
The chimney on this home in Monticello Indiana was in bad condition. There were several areas where the mortar was missing and the bricks were spalling and broken. The owners needed to have a chimney for ventilation for the furnace. They decided to remove the brick chimney and install a liner and B-Vent. They were extremely happy when they found out Bone Dry Roofing, who had done roofing for them in the past, also could help them with their chimney. They do not need to worry about the bricks any longer!
This chimney in Crawfordsville, IN was in need of some new counter flashing. Bone Dry came out and replaced the flashing which will help seal the leaks out that the homeowner was experiencing.
This beautiful chimney needed to be rebuilt. The bricks and mortar were in need of attention. The home owner requested an estimate from our professional inspector. Our experienced crew completed the repairs without trouble. Bone Dry Roofing is also able to help our customers with any masonry needs they may have.
This chimney in Lafayette Indiana had several problems due to age and exposure to the elements. The concrete crown on the top of the chimney was cracked and the bricks were spalling. The owners originally called Bone Dry Roofing out to inspect the roof and were extremely happy to discover that Bone Dry also had a masonry division. There was no damage found on the roof, but the chimney did need attention. The owners had Bone Dry rebuild their chimney and they are extremely happy with the results!
Most chimneys are built with porous brick and mortar. Over time, water can seep inside of the chimney, causing damage to the inside and outside of your home. Water leaks in your chimney can cause rusted damper and firebox assemblies, rotted wood, water stains on walls and ceiling, decayed exterior mortar, cracked flue lining or a tilting chimney structure. If not addressed, water leaks can eventually lead to complete failure of your chimney.
We can apply high-quality waterproofing agent that can add years to the life of your chimney. To waterproof your chimney, we use a protective sealant that is vapor permeable, which means that it allows the moisture that is inside of the chimney to escape while preventing water from getting in from the outside. Waterproofing is an affordable way to protect the beauty and function of your chimney and save yourself money and hassle down the road.
A crack in the chimney crown can allow water and moisture to seep into the masonry, deteriorating the chimney from the inside out.
The chimney crown acts as a roof to your chimney structure, protecting the flue and top of the chimney against deterioration or damage from weather. The chimney crown is different from the chimney cap, which is an attachment that is added to the top of the flue pipe to keep debris out of the chimney flue.
If there are cracks or voids in your chimney crown, this can allow water to seep inside the bricks and mortar of your chimney, causing extensive damage over time. If your chimney crown is severely worn, has pieces missing, or is lacking structural integrity, it might be best to replace it with a new concrete crown. Our chimney technicians can rebuild the crown of your chimney to help prevent the need for costly water damage repairs.
We build new crowns with steel-reinforced concrete, making sure the top surface of the crown is designed to direct water away from the bricks and mortar and keep your chimney as dry as possible.
If you notice that your chimney’s mortar is cracked or deteriorating, tuckpointing can help prevent further damage. Tuckpointing involves scraping out the damaged mortar and replacing it with new mortar to restore the original condition of your chimney. We will expertly match your existing mortar, so you won't notice where the mortar was replaced.
Cracked or crumbling mortar joints are not only ugly, but they can also allow water to seep into your chimney, causing serious and expensive damage.
If you have loose bricks or stones or cracks in your mortar, our trained technicians will inspect your chimney and recommend the best solution to ensure it is functioning safely and looks beautiful.
If only a few bricks are cracked or spalling (breaking off in fragments), they can typically be replaced. If your chimney has become too damaged, we will likely need to partially or completely tear down and rebuild the structure. With any chimney rebuild, we try to use any existing bricks that are still in good condition. When you hire us to restore or rebuild your chimney, you can be sure that all work will be completed in accordance with state and local building codes.
If you have issues with smoke or drafts in your home, we can inspect your chimney and determine if your fireplace damper needs replacing. A damaged or improperly installed fireplace damper can reduce your home's comfort and energy efficiency, letting heated and cooled air escape up and out your chimney flue. A damaged damper can also let in water and moisture, which can cause cracks in the mortar and other serious problems. We can check your chimney damper and make sure it's working like it should. If your damper isn't functioning properly, we can install a new one.
Regular chimney cleaning and maintenance is important for preventing damage and expensive chimney repairs, however, all chimneys require repair at one time or another.
If you notice smoke coming into your home or that your home is drafty, you should consider a chimney inspection. In addition to masonry repair and restoration, Bone Dry Roofing also installs chimney caps, chase covers, and chimney dampers.
Contact us today to find out more about our chimney repair services or to request your free estimate.
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