Eventually, your brick chimney may require repair. If you notice crumbling, cracking bricks, deteriorating mortar, or any issues operating your chimney, it most likely will need some repair. One of the most common signs of repair you may notice and want to fix is crumbling bricks. However, chimney repair is no simple task. 

Tools You Need to Repair a Chimney 

Without the proper equipment, chimney repair is nearly impossible. While you may actually discover other problems that require specialized tools, here is a general list of the tools you need to repair a crumbling chimney. 

  • Ladder
  • Marker
  • Measuring tape
  • Safety goggles
  • Gloves
  • Bucket
  • Mortar mix
  • Trowel
  • Brick set
  • Cold chisel
  • Hammer
  • Wire brush
  • Mortar bag
  • sponge

Repairing Your Chimney 

Repairing your chimney will likely involve two main components: replacing damaged bricks and repointing crumbling mortar. Both of those processes are very extensive and require specific knowledge of masonry.  Even if you believe you have the tools and skills necessary to repair your chimney, we highly recommend you consult a chimney repair technician before attempting an at-home chimney repair for these reasons.

  • Attempting a repair yourself may lead to further damage. 
  • Without the proper training and knowledge, you will not be able to ensure a durable repair. 
  • There may be structural or internal issues with your chimney that will be left unrepaired or that pose a safety hazard to you. 
  • You will save hours of time and effort when you seek professional assistance. 

Hire a Professional for Chimney Repair

The best way to repair your chimney is with the help of an experienced professional. The Brick + Ember Outfitters of Indianapolis are ready to help you with all of your chimney maintenance and repair needs. We offer a comprehensive selection of chimney services including and will help you determine the best repair plan for your chimney. If you are experiencing issues or notice signs of damage with your chimney, contact us at 317-500-1250 or OFFICE@BRICKANDEMBER.COM for more information on our chimney services or to request an evaluation.