Since 1978 The Chimney Specialists, Inc. have been providing the Tacoma-Seattle area with masonry services from new projects in brick or stone to restoration work to fireplace and chimney repair. Located in Sumner, our service area encompasses most communities in King and Pierce counties from Bellevue to Puyallup to Tacoma.
Chimneys endure exposure to harsh elements in the Pacific Northwest. The freeze and thaw we experience can produce moisture that permeates throughout the chimney causing damage to the interior as well as the exterior. It’s important to take care of such damage to prevent further water damage or vermin infestation.
Our head mason, Brian, has over 20 years of experience and is certified by the CSIA. He and his team pride themselves on excellent craftsmanship and you'll be glad to know all our services come with a 1-year workmanship guarantee. Chimney masonry services include:
Tuckpointing is the process of filling in missing, cracked or deteriorated mortar joints in the masonry. The installer removes the damaged mortar with a diamond blade, then installs fresh pointing mortar into the open mortar joint by ‘tucking’ or pushing it in.
Solid mortar joints are important for strength and to keep water from entering the chimney. Having skilled masons doing repairs guarantees the work is done right and reduces the chance of problems developing later.
I had called 3 different chimney companies as I needed a chimney cap and the chimney tuck-pointed. The Chimney Specialists came in a little under the first estimate.
The first day, they installed the cap. They pressure cleaned the chimney and built a new concrete crown then tuck pointed it and sealed the flashing. They even cleaned out the gutters!
Would recommend them for any work you may need for your chimney. They cleaned up well afterward and now the chimney looks like new!
- Teresa, Tacoma WA