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rwiens

09:53AM | 04/23/05
Member Since: 08/13/01
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I'm sure this question has been asked somewhere along the way...is there an effective means of repairing (even temporarily so that it will last a couple of years) bricks that have had the fronts come off due to spalling? I got a quote of $3000 for rebuilding a chimney from the roofline up. I don't care too much about appearance so is there a parging-like product I can apply to keep things in their place until I win the lottery?

nncym27

02:58AM | 04/24/05
Member Since: 02/18/04
2 lifetime posts
My 20 year old chimney is suffering from spalling only on one side. I was told that I could have pieces of new bricks adhered to the chimney and then painted to appear weathered. In addition to prevent further water damage, it was suggested that there be an application of a rubber-like material put on the chimney crown. I've never heard of this type of "quick fix" which is supposedly cheaper than replacing all the broken bricks. Has anyone heard of this?

rwiens

08:47AM | 04/24/05
Member Since: 08/13/01
13 lifetime posts
This sounds like the kind of thing I am looking for, although I have never seen a product like this. I was going to just tint some concrete/mortar and apply it to the bricks that had spalled, using some bonding agent to hold the whole thing together.

In terms of sealing the cap, I have just used concrete sealer but have not seen anything rubber per se, although it sounds like it would be superior.


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