BR Masonry - The Chimney Experts

It takes more than just being a mason to appropriately design and build a fireplace and chimney. Actually, most masons who are not chimney professionals do not build or repair chimneys to both the UCC building code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. The building code requirements are typical foundation and structural requirements but it’s the NFPA standards that most masons are not aware of. The NFPA standards keep your home and family safe from chimney fires, toxic gases, creosote/ soot and corrosive chemicals entering your home.

BR Masonry & Restoration has extensive experience in building, repairing and maintaining fireplaces, chimney’s and associated oil and gas appliances.

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Avoid Chimney Fires!

Deteriorated or cracked chimney liners and/or structural problems can allow high temperatures, sparks, or embers to escape to combustible areas in walls, roofs or attics. Be aware of the current state of your liner and replace your chimney liner if it is in poor shape or deteriorated beyond functional use.
Creosote is a tar-like, foul smelling, corrosive and extremely combustible substance that is a by-product of burning wood. If no precautions are taken, creosote will coat the inside of your chimney leading to dangerous blockages and potential chimney fires if not removed during a regular annual chimney cleaning by chimney sweeps.
If debris has fallen down the flue of your chimney, whether it’s an animal nest or twigs & dry leaves, a stray ember may ignite the blockage causing a dangerous chimney fire. Before you light your first fire of the season, have a chimney sweep check for blockages from debris.
Protect your chimney from foreign matter and rain (water is one of the leading problems to poor chimney function and decay).

Our Services Include...

Chimney Inspections
Full Chimney rebuilds
Damaged masonry
New flue tiles
Damper repair/ replacement

Crown repair/ replacement
Flashing repair/ replacement
Tuck pointing / re-pointing
Firebox repair/ replacement
Chimney caps/ chase covers

Chimney liner installation/ replacement
Moss removal
Water sealing/ repellent application
Interior damage repair
Loose bricks and mortar

Now is the perfect time to have your chimney cleaned and inspected!

Important Facts

According to NFPA’s March 2016 report “Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment”, creosote is the leading cause of chimney fires.

Heating equipment like fireplaces & radiators are a leading cause of dangerous and sometimes fatal fires in U.S. homes.

Heating equipment fires accounted for 16% of all reported home fires in 2009-2013 and 19% of home fire deaths.

The leading contributor to ignition for home heating fire deaths (56%) was heating equipment too close to flammable objects.

The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (30%) was failure to clean, mainly from wood-fueled heating equipment like fireplaces.

These fires resulted in annual losses of 470 civilian deaths, 1,490 civilian injuries and $1.0 billion in direct property damage.

Approximately 45,000 chimney fires occur every year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

“Chimneys shall be inspected at least once a year … Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.” – NFPA Standards

BR Masonry & Restoration, Inc. is a Proud Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.

Time For Your Yearly Chimney Inspection?