English Sweep, Inc. is Qualified to Perform 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.

More About 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.

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.

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.

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.


If you live in University City, you can enjoy the same professional chimney care services provided throughout our service area.