Below are some of the most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS concerning masonry work. Should there be a question that you have but is NOT included here, please CALL US at 781-255-5575 and we will be happy to answer any question you may have.
Frangiosa Masonry specializes in maintenance, waterproofing and chimney repair (especially crowns).
The chimney is the most common problem, specifically the top cement portion that is known as the crown. The crown is usually sloped to shed water, and it holds together the top of the chimney.
The crown prevents water from seeping into the chimney cavity, which protects your chimney and home from water damage.
A cracked crown will allow water to seep into your chimney, which will eventually break down the mortar and cause extensive damage to your chimney. If the weather is freezing, the thaw effect could actually crack your chimney. Avoidable chimney damage can result in very expensive repairs.
Mainly because this will not fix the problem, and the crack will reappear quickly.
Frangiosa Masonry uses Crown Seal, a product developed specifically for crown repair. Crown Seal is extremely flexible and, thus, will not crack.
Cement is not very flexible. Therefore, when the masonry expands and contracts, cracks occur. Think of how a tree’s growing roots cause a cement sidewalk to crack.
A masonry chimney is a chimney comprised of masonry materials such as brick, stucco, stone, or block.
The answer is simple: masonry materials are very porous. This results in water seeping into the masonry and breaking down the mortar over time.
No. Our waterproofing material is siloxane. Siloxane penetrates deep into the masonry, allowing it to breathe while simultaneously protecting against water infiltration.
No. Our waterproofing is clear and does not affect the ascetics of your chimney.
It depends on the size of your chimney, but it usually takes a few hours.
Our inspector will perform a free inspection and let you know if there is damage. Remember, a little maintenance now can save you a lot of money in the future.
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