Take Care of Your Tuckpointing and Masonry Work Before Fall

If you’ve already had your chimney inspected, you should have a report and possibly a repair recommendation. If so, it’s best to get repairs scheduled and completed now. A damaged chimney will always lead to more damage, unless it’s corrected. Minor cracks and deterioration now can lead to serious water damage later, cracked mortar can become spalling masonry in a few short months, and these things are a hazard.

Avoid the Fall Rush

At Black Moose Chimney & Stove, we recommend spring and summer inspections and chimney sweeps, so that our customers can rest assured that their chimneys are safe and ready for fall. An early inspection also allows adequate time to schedule work and have it completed before the fall. The time between October and January is considered the fall rush because chimney sweep companies and independent professionals are busy during this time. It can be difficult to get a desired appointment time, can be impossible to get the technician, or even the company that you want. If you wait until the fall rush, you may be left in the cold while you wait for a needed repair.

Masonry Repairs Year-Round

Black Moose Chimney & Stove is New Hampshire’s #1 choice for comprehensive chimney care. That means we offer a full menu of chimney services, and we offer them year-round. Our certified chimney sweeps are also masonry experts, and our masonry services include:

  • Tuckpointing
    The process of removing spalling mortar and bricks, and replacing them with new. The chimney sweep must match the new mortar with the old in strength, color, and consistency. This process can be time-consuming and must be meticulously completed in order to strengthen, and not weaken the masonry.
  • Smoke Chamber Parge
    The system of smoothing the surfaces of the smoke chamber. Learn about the smoke chamber and the importance of a smooth surface for airflow.
  • Crown Repair and Rebuild
    Repairing or replacing a crown keeps water out of the chimney system. A crown repair can be as simple as adding a sealant to the crown, or as involved as recasting a crown to replace a badly damaged one.
  • Chimney Rebuilds
    In the event that a chimney is too badly damaged, an expert may recommend a rebuild. This process can allow for individuality and upgrades. If you’re looking at a rebuild, start planning now! Browse our gallery and products to choose the design and appliance that best suits you.
  • Fireplace Restoration and Firebox Rebuilds
    Upgrades, restorations, and rebuilds can take time, and should be considered before the start. A Black Moose chimney expert can begin this journey with you, helping you choose designs, stones, size, and more.

No matter where you’re starting in the process, you need to start now. Talk to an expert about masonry work, schedule an appointment now, and we can help you get services completed before fall!

First Thing

John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)