This is a selection of samples of our chimney repair and rebuilding work in the East Bay. Retrofitting an old chimney can be your best protection from damage to your home and injury to your family when the next earthquake comes. Even a mild tremor can damage old chimneys built without proper reinforcement.
Existing masonry chimney was re-built from roof line up, with a chase and metal pipes. The existing bricks were cut to make a thin veneer and installed over chase, matching existing look of old. The upstairs fireplace had a draft issue, that was solved during new construction. Also repairs had to be made to both fireplaces.
Existing brick chimney, slid of the roof during an earthquake. Replaced brick chimney from attic floor up with a wooden chimney and metal liners. A thin brick veneer was installed over wood framing area above roof, matching existing look of old.
Existing brick chimney was damage during an earthquake. Replaced brick chimney from the attic floor up, wth a wooden chase and metal liners. Stuccoed over chimney, matching stucco on house.
Existing masonry chimney was broken at roof line, had no flue liner and damper. Also repairs were needed to fire box and smoke chamber areas. Masonry chimney was re-built from shoulder up, to required building codes, matching existing look of old.
Brick chimney re-built from shoulders up to required building code. Repairs were made to smoke chamber and firebox area. Gas line added to fireplace, for a log lighter.