Restore Your Firebox With Chesapeake Chimney & Co.

The firebox of your fireplace has a pretty tough job: day in and day out, it hosts the fire and contains the heat and corrosive byproducts of combustion so you can enjoy a pleasant fireside experience in your home. But this constant exposure to heat can really take a toll on your firebox over time, causing the firebrick and mortar to crack and deteriorate. This is especially true if the firebox was constructed out of regular brick and mortar, instead of firebrick and refractory mortar or if the firebox is older. But It’s not just heat and combustion byproducts that can leave your firebox in bad shape – water can do a lot of damage, too!

When water makes its way down into the firebox via a chimney leak, it can puddle and lead to rapid deterioration and decay or rusting (if the firebox is metal). When this happens, the firebox is no longer able to safely and effectively host a fire. But what can be done to restore it?

Man Looking At Chimney Firebox

Quality Repairs & Rebuilds That Are Beautiful & Effective

Here at Chesapeake Chimney & Co., we have the experience and tools to repair or rebuild both masonry and factory-built fireboxes.

  • Masonry Firebox Repair & Rebuild – Whether you need a little tuckpointing work to restore the joints of your firebox or your entire masonry firebox needs to be rebuilt, our skilled experts can get the job done right. We use firebrick and refractory mortar, both of which are designed to be stronger and more durable in the face of extremely high temperatures. When we’re finished, you can expect to be left with a firebox that isn’t just functional, but beautiful as well.
  • Factory-Built Firebox Replacement – If you have a factory-built firebox, we can replace the damaged walls with new walls from the manufacturer. We’ll make sure that the new walls are properly installed and that your firebox is ready to host a fire as safely and as effectively as it was designed to.

Courteous Service & Professional Results

If you’re seeing water in your firebox, spotting cracks along the brick and mortar, finding crumbled mortar or pieces of brick in the bottom of your firebox, or noticing rust streaks or corrosion in your prefabricated firebox, give Chesapeake Chimney & Co. a call at 410-535-0052. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians can evaluate your firebox and let you know what repairs are needed to restore it. With our team on the job, you can expect the most professional results and the most courteous service – each and every time. Call or click here to request an appointment!


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