English Sweep, Inc. Performs Masonry Repairs & Tuckpointing for Chimneys in Webster Groves

If your masonry chimney is crumbling or cracking, be sure to call on us. We’re here for folks throughout Webster Groves, Glendale, Shrewsbury, Rock Hill, Lake Junction, Warson Woods, Brentwood, Marlborough, Oakland, Maplewood, St. Louis, Kirkwood, University City, and more!

Is your masonry not looking quite the same as it did a few years ago? Then, it’s time to let our experts check things over. There are any number of things that can cause your masonry to crumble and deteriorate, but we’ll need to get to the root of the problem so we can address it and find ways to prevent it from occurring again down the line.

One service that plays a big role in masonry repair is tuckpointing.

Can You Tell Me More About Chimney & Masonry Tuckpointing?

A fun fact about tuckpointing is that it started as a mere cosmetic procedure all the way back in the 1700s. It was used to imitate a popular type of brickwork construction at the time. That said, sweeps today use it both for improving the look of a deteriorating masonry chimney or fireplace, and for reinforcing the strength and durability of your masonry chimney.

Here’s what the process looks like.

  • First, we’ll remove any damaged or deteriorated mortar joints. If they’re cracked or crumbling, they aren’t doing anything structural for your system, they don’t look good, and you simply don’t need them anymore.
  • Next, we’ll concoct a mixture that complements your current mortar, both in texture and color. This is an important (and often time-consuming) step, because if the new doesn’t match the old, your masonry won’t end up as strong or healthy as it should be – and it certainly won’t look as good as it could.
  • Finally, we’ll carefully apply the mixture to ensure you get those long-lasting results you deserve. When we’re done, no one will know your chimney was ever deteriorating or in need of repairs.

Also, keep in mind that, once we’re done, waterproofing services will be the next best investment. Our waterproofing products give you lasting protection, and no worries – they won’t affect the look of your fresh, new mortar joints whatsoever.

Searching Chimney Service Near Me? We’ve Got You Covered

What are some words to describe Webster Groves… Charming? Welcoming? Inclusive? All of the above? This is a residential area that boasts a community with so much to offer – think great local shops, endless dining options, tons of great community events, and more. That said, some days – despite the potential sunshine outdoors – sitting inside and enjoying a good book, game, or movie is the only way to go.

Well, there’s a local company to help make your time indoors more enjoyable too – that’s us. We can ensure you have a beautiful fireplace that’s running well and giving off plenty of heat anytime you’d like to fire it up.

Ready to get started? Or maybe you have more questions? Either way, we’re here for you. If you live on Lockwood Avenue, Kirkham Avenue, Gore Avenue, Newport Avenue, Big Bend Boulevard, Glendale Road, Hampshire Court, Edgar Road, Grant Road, Elm Avenue, Swon Avenue, Jackson Road, Baker Avenue, Frisco Avenue, Papin Avenue, Cedar Avenue, Jefferson Road, Plant Avenue, Maple Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Forest Avenue, Selma Avenue, Valley Road, or anywhere else nearby, give us a call.

You can also book your appointment with us online.

Our Long List of Services & Products

If you’ve been satisfied with our services in the past, then be sure to turn to us for all of your chimney-related needs and concerns. We provide the following repairs and services:

We also sell high-quality chimney products! Ask us about our:

Finally, if you need emergency care, we’re here for you. Just give us a call, and we’ll have a sweep to you in the next 24 – 48 hours.

What Are Some Signs That I Need Masonry Repairs?

The best way to know whether or not you should get some masonry repairs booked is by having a professional chimney technician check things over. While some issues are obvious, other times you won’t notice the small stuff until it turns into big, time-consuming, and expensive-to-address repair jobs.

That said, it is important to be alert and attune to potential threats. Keep an open eye for:

  • Cracks in the masonry
  • Loose or deteriorating mortar
  • Water infiltration or leaks
  • Efflorescence (white, powdery deposits)
  • Bulging or leaning walls
  • Spalling (surface flaking or chipping)

How Do I Find a Qualified Masonry Contractor Near Me?

When looking for any home service tech to come to your home, some things we recommend doing are asking around for recommendations, checking out reviews and ratings online, verifying that the company is licensed and insured, asking for references or testimonials, checking out pictures of their work, and getting quotes to see what the best options for you might be.

Another important factor to keep in mind? Industry certifications – especially in the chimney sweep world where things aren’t regulated by any government agency.

Does all that seem like a lot of work? Well, trust us when we say that putting in a little time to research and find the best team is well worth it. And once you’ve found them, you’ll be set for years to come!

Even better news? If you want a company that checks all of the boxes and always puts your needs and safety first, we’re it. Call the English Sweep crew at 636-225-3340 or book with us online today.

Can I DIY Small Masonry Repairs?

To be frank…? No. We really don’t recommend tackling masonry repairs on your own, especially on something as important as your chimney. This is a structure that’s in place to guide toxic gases, heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide out of your home, and if even one area is left vulnerable, your entire household could be at risk.

Even something as seemingly simple as tuckpointing is more complex than you think. Mixing the new mortar to match the old in color, texture, and overall composition takes time, learning, and patience. It’s something our experts have mastered, but trying to whip something together on your own will most likely lead to unfortunate results – and it could compromise the structural integrity of your entire setup too.

What Is the Typical Cost of Masonry Repairs?

Costs can vary quite a bit from job to job – all based on the extent of damage and the type of repair needed. Small repairs can be relatively inexpensive, while extensive structural repairs can be costly and require financing (something we’re happy to help you navigate).

All that said, we aren’t super keen on giving out estimate right here on our site without hearing more about your unique situation first. In fact, any company that does should be approached cautiously, as personalized care clearly isn’t a priority for them. They’re more likely just trying to draw you in with a seemingly low repair cost only to tack on extra expenses down the line.

Your best bet? Give us a call, and we can discuss your needs, then move forward from there.

We’re Here to Help

We’ve helped many families throughout Grantwood, Mackenzie, Crestwood, Ellendale, Grantwood Village, Affton, Meacham Park, and the surrounding areas, and we’d love to make your life easier, too.

Call 636-225-3340 or request an appointment online to get started.


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