Chimney Rebuild and Repair Services

Chimney Maintenance 

Proper chimney maintenance is crucial. Crumbling mortar, water infiltration, frequent use, exposure to the elements, and a lack of preventative maintenance can lead to serious chimney damage or require a complete rebuild. At Coast to Coast Masonry, we offer expert chimney rebuild and chimney repair services that help your fireplace look great and run longer.

Our chimney repair services include:

Chimney repair process

When a chimney has deteriorated to the point where simple repairs are no longer viable, a chimney rebuild may be necessary. Facing this obstacle doesn’t have to be scary – Coast to Coast Masonry is here to help.

When rebuilding a chimney, we typically erect scaffolding to gain access to the top of the chimney. Once the area is safely cleared, we begin the removal process. Demolition is completed by carefully and expertly saw-cutting the concrete chimney crown and masonry brick sections. Upon reaching an appropriate level, we internally inspect the chimney.

After we gain your approval with new bricks and carefully matched Type N mortar, the rebuild process begins. The new brick and mortar are lifted into place and we begin to lay the brick. All of our masonry work is built level, plumb, and square. The mortar is carefully smoothed using hand tools to create your choice of a variety of finishes. After we complete these steps, the chimney crown is installed. We use either a reinforced cement chimney crown or a precast one-piece crown.

The lifespan of a chimney largely depends on climate, usage, construction, and maintenance. When problems become apparent, it is often too late for simple repairs. This is why regular maintenance, including a waterproofing plan, is necessary to maximize your chimney’s life span.


Some of the common chimney services we provide are:

  • Partial chimney rebuilds: Conducted for small chimneys with no scaffolding or top sections and for large chimneys with the addition of a new crown. 
  • Roof line up chimney rebuilds: Conducted when significant mortar and/or brick deterioration has set in beyond the ability of a tuck-pointing repair. The chimney is torn down to the area of the flashing by the roofline, and then the top of the chimney is rebuilt and a new crown is added. 
  • Total chimney rebuilds: Conducted when the chimney is leaning, severe mortar deterioration has occurred, severe brick spalling has set in from the ground up and so forth. The outer brick layer of the chimney is torn down and a new crown is added. In most cases the firebox, hearth, and smoke chamber must be removed and replaced as well.

Contact us at Coast to Coast Masonry today to discuss the best options for your chimney project. We proudly serve the Chicagoland area and all


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