“Lifesavers! – Needed last min tuckpointing on my chimney to pass a local presale inspection. Massey was able to fit me in with little notice, and they came out and did a quality job. When I needed extra copies of lien waivers and receipts for the title company, they came through at a moments notice. Spring was wonderful to deal with and always got back to me when she said she would (which is rare with contractors these days). THANK YOU MASSEY!!!!!”–D. Cowser
“We cannot say enough good things about Massey Tuckpointing and Masonry. They recently provided tuckpointing services for our home and did a great job. Fair price, responsive in their communication and very easy to work with. In addition, shortly thereafter we found ourselves selling our home. The team at Massey were extremely accommodating in getting someone out to help us make some repairs on very short notice. We would highly recommend their services to anyone.”–R. McCann
Winter Is on the Way
It’s that time of the year—a time when the leaves turn beautiful colors, carved pumpkins abound, ghouls and goblins lurk, and there’s a crisp chill hanging in the darkness of night.
It’s time to enjoy the warmth and beautiful light of a crackling fire.
Before you Light My Fire
Before you light that first fire to take the chill off, ask yourself this question: “When was the last time I had my chimney inspected and cleaned?” If you can’t remember, or it’s been a year or more, stop!
There is an average of 25,000 chimney fires in the US every year! Don’t be part of that statistic. Keep your family and home safe from chimney fires by scheduling a chimney inspection and professional cleaning.
Creosote: Dangerous Build Up
With each use of your fireplace, a sticky substance called creosote sticks to the inside of your chimney and chimney flue liner. Each time you use your fireplace, creosote slowly builds up and can increase the possibility of experiencing a dangerous, costly chimney fire.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Sometimes, chimney fires are subtler and go undetected. They may cause cumulative damage that isn’t typically apparent to the average homeowner. Extreme heat and temperatures of as high as 2,000 degrees can be generated by these fires.
Massey Tuckpointing & Masonry: Providing Peace of Mind
At Massey Tuckpointing, your St. Louis tuckpointing pros, we know what to look for and how to properly and thoroughly inspect your chimney, flue liner, mortar, and other components of your fireplace and chimney system. We also are certified and trained in the art of chimney sweeping and attend continuing education to ensure our chimney sweeps and masons are the best they can be and deliver a superior level of service.
Paying Attention to The Details
Here are some of the things we do during an inspection:
- Inspect for cracks and missing mortar on the exterior of your chimney masonry
- Check for missing flue tiles
- Inspect chimney cap and check for cracks, deterioration in the seal or composition of the cap
- Check the surrounding roofing around the chimney and identify any damage or issues
- Inspect the damper and make sure it’s in proper working order
- Use our chimney cam to thoroughly inspect the entire stack for corrosion, cracks, missing mortar and more.
If There’s an Issue, You’ll Know
If our St. Louis chimney inspectors and sweeps find an issue or multiple issues with your flue liner, chimney cap, mortar, damper or any other element of your chimney and fireplace, we’ll find it, document it, and inform you of all issues and needed repairs.
Clean Bill of Health
If our chimney inspection doesn’t reveal any issues, we get busy thoroughly and professionally sweeping your chimney and getting you ready to enjoy your fireplace all season long.
Stay safe and enjoy the warmth of a toasty, cozy and romantic fire.
Massey Tuckpointing, your trusted, family-owned, and trained masons, tuckpointers, and chimney sweep experts are ready to serve you and your tuckpointing needs.
Massey Tuckpointing, your tuck pointing, and masonry pros want to wish all our customers, employees and family members a safe and fun-filled Labor Day. Stay safe. We look forward to speaking with you on Tuesday.
Don’t neglect your St. Louis chimney or tuckpointing.
Few homeowners enjoy spending their hard-earned dollars on home repairs or maintenance. Unfortunately, neglecting your home’s tuckpointing and chimney issues can cost you even more in the long run. Crumbling tuckpointing or a deteriorating chimney not only look bad, reduce curb appeal, and make your home look unkept, they can pose dangers to you, your family, and your guests.
Loose bricks or a crumbling chimney can fall on you, your family, visitors, or pets. Also, a damaged chimney can also affect your home’s ventilation and prevent the safe use of your fireplace during the winter. Finally, a damaged chimney and roof flashing can also cause leaks and costly interior damage, especially if neglected.
Hiring a professional, skilled, trusted, and experienced St. Louis tuckpointing company is more important than ever. Unfortunately, there are inexperienced contractors that dabble in tuck pointing and chimney repair, and their work can leave a lot to be desired. Our professional tuckpointers and chimney repair experts, take continuing education in the building arts, including tuckpointing. We don’t believe in cutting corners or doing a half-hearted job on your St. Louis home or business. In fact, some of our current St. Louis tuckpointing customers have hired us to fix poorly-performed tuckpointing and masonry work done by companies that cut corners and weren’t committed to delivering superior work.
At Massey Tuckpointing, a family-owned company with deep St. Louis roots, we want to be your St. Louis tuckpointing company for life. We offer, easy-to-understand, accurate, and complete bids. No tricks. No cutting corners. No low bids with expensive surprises at the end. We also maintain great communications and deliver timely service. We don’t hire subcontractors and all our employees are U.S. citizens.
If you’re noticing crumbling, missing, or cracked bricks or mortar now is the time to have it checked out and fixed. Don’t put off tuckpointing and chimney work another year. St. Louis weather and time can take their toll.
Call your St. Louis tuckpointing pros at Massey Tuckpointing and Masonry, and we’ll get your work done fast and on budget.
“Thanks much! Billy and Rob did a great job fixing the few patches needing attention. You guys are the best. I couldn’t have been happier with the results of the tuck pointing done by Massey.” “I will be referring all my friends who need your services to Massey.”--V. Baxter
“I have used Massey Tuckpointing services many, many times at my home. They have always exceeded my expectations and were so very kind in answering all of my questions (and I always have a lot of questions). In addition to the work performed on my home, they were always on schedule. Being punctual is important to me.”–M. Latta
“I recently had my entire chimney tuckpointed and wanted to let you know how extremely pleased I was. The job was done by Denny, Austin, and Billy and they were awesome to work with. They were courteous, professional and extremely thorough! Please pass on my thanks to these guys, and you should be very proud of the customer service they provide. I will absolutely recommend Massey Tuckpointing to anyone looking for a masonry contractor.”–A. Wilton
Happy New Year From Massey Tuckpointing & Masonry. Massey Tuckpointing, your Saint Louis Tuckpointing professionals, want to wish all our family, friends, neighbors, employees and customers a very Happy New Year! We look forward to continuing to serve all your tuckpointing, chimney cleaning, brick repair and masonry needs.