Thursday, December 9, 2010

Chimney Repair Rochester hills (248) 895-7752

Chimney Repair In Rochester Hills Michigan can still be done in cooler temperatures. Mark Maupin of Brick Repair LLC explains how to properly perform masonry restoration and repair in Michigan weather.

1. Use a mortar accelerator or calcium chloride to help the mortar set faster

2. Use warm water to mix your mortar and concrete this will also aid the mortar in setting up

3. Use warm dry material

4. Tarp in and lay the brick in a heated enclosure

5. Use a fast setting concrete

6. Cover Masonry repairs or concrete with straw, tarps, and blanket to prevent freezing

The quality conscious masonry repair and restoration contractors at Brick Repair LLC take all the proper precautions necessary to ensure quality winter work is performed. Any experienced masonry contractor or chimney repair expert should without hesitation should be able to tell you what precautions they are going to implement to counteract cooler temperatures. Use of proper precautions does not negate common sense. Do not rush out to get a driveway poured in a freezing Michigan winter. What it does mean is if you have a masonry contractor with experience working a Michigan winter you can still receive quality work at a reasonable price.

This is how we go about a typical Michigan winter chimney repair. We will set up the scaffold and begin our demolition. Once the damaged brick on the chimney have been removed we will tarp in a heated enclosure where possible. A heated enclosure is really the most ideal method to lay brick in. In an ideal heated enclosure a mason may even be working in a t-shirt. When we are unable to tarp in a heated enclosure we will heat our brick, or heat the area we plan to tuckpoint. Accelerators and fast setting concretes are used to help achieve mortar and concrete strength. After laying the brick we will joint and tool the masonry joints then the heat wall again before brushing it.

When pouring concrete in the winter time similar methods are employed. Heating the concrete with a torch to help it set can be quite handy. Once your concrete is set you can tarp it and cover it with straw and/or blankets to help prevent any moisture in the concrete from freezing.

I hope this was helpful for anyone looking to get masonry work done in the winter, please feel free to call with any questions 1-248-895-7752

Michigan Chimney Repair, Masonry Construction, Fireplace Construction, and Masonry Contractor. Brick Repair LLC is happy to serve the following communities: Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield township, Brighton, Canton, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Ferndale, Drayton Plains, Eastpointe, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Grosse pointe, Highland, Highland Park, Howell, Hunington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Lathrup Village, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Madison Heights, Milford, Rochester Hills Chimney Repair, New Hudson, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Orchard Lake, Orion, Orchard Lake, Ortonville, Pontiac, Redford, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romulus, Roseville, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Utica, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, Livingston County


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