The chimney is one part of the home or building of any other kind that serves such an important role in the same. The chimneys allow for combustion and as such allowing for debris and the other like by-products to be vented out of the building in a safe manner.
When it comes to chimney building and design, one that is built of high quality materials and as well with the best of craftsmanship going into it will certainly not just add to the beauty of the property but will as well give the rustic and aesthetic appeal of the structure a kick at the end of the day. This said and done, there is this common mistake that many of the property owners and managers fail in and this is the need to ensure that there is performed such regular inspections and repairs on their property chimneys so as to maintain their health and conditions in integrity in general.
You shouldn’t be lost to the fact that such odd weather conditions that we witness all around us will in due time come to have their bearing on the masonry works that go into our property’s chimneys. By and by, these will end up putting the structural integrity and the safety of the building at jeopardy. In the winter seasons, the bricks will get to shrink as a result of the freezing weather conditions and this in turn causes the mortar, the cement bonding them to stretch as well. In the event that such cement holding the bricks together has so failed, the end result is in there being allowed moisture to penetrate in between the cracks. This water that so finds its way into the cracks will then get to expand as a result of the freezing and this finally leads to the upper rows of the bricks to separate in a gradual process. This is not helped anyway in the heat of the summers as the blazing heat and the high temperatures of the summers will have the very inverse of an effect on the bricks and the layers forming the chimney atop your building.
One other thing that should be noted as a fact is that over time and as the stonework and brickwork on your property ages, there is generally seen an increase in the risk of deterioration and breakdown in them. This is where we see another need for you to ensure that you have so scheduled such a regular and ongoing repair and maintenance of your chimneys through chimney repair works and masonry works of regular nature so as to ensure that your property is ever structurally sound for use.