Did Your Tuckpointing Weather The Winter?

St. Louis weather is harsh, unpredictable, and dynamic. The freeze-thaw cycle during the winter and spring can wreak havoc on your St. Louis home or business. The winter can loosen bricks and mortar, or even damage your chimney flue, chimney cap, and chimney crown. Our skilled, trained, and trusted masons have seen it all, and they know how to fix it the right way.

Massey Tuckpointing, the trusted name, and family-owned St. Louis tuckpointing company are ready to help. We shoot you straight. We tell you exactly what you need, and we pride ourselves on transparent pricing, excellent work, and superior service from the first call and after the job is completed. Unlike some fly-by-night operations that don’t take pride in their work, or engage in skimming (the removal of the surface mortar only), leave your home or yard a wreck, we believe there’s only one way to do the work–the right way and without cutting corners. We clean up, respect your privacy and schedule, and try to be as unintrusive as possible.

We’ve been repairing chimneys, stonework, old buildings, new homes, residential, commercial, and everything around. We have thousands of satisfied customers that take the time to leave glowing reviews and even recommend us to family, friends, and neighbors.

Don’t put off your chimney and brick repairs another year, get in gear and give Massey Tuckpointing a call today at (314) 200-9488. Book your FREE estimate and get on our calendar.

Avoid Chimney Fires: Book Your chimney Inspection & Cleaning

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.

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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.

 

 

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The Massey Tuckpointing Difference.

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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 so much for the quick turnaround on this proposal.  We would like to set a date that works for you and your team to get this taken care of.  Let us know what works and we’ll settle on a date.”
 
“In addition, I just wanted to compliment and show our appreciation for the work done on our chimney.  Not only did the guys take additional steps to ensure that the job was done right when others would have left taking the chance, but the work was effective.  We have had issues with smoke seeping into our neighbor’s townhome in the past.  We were all holding our breath after testing it out, but there was no leak.  It has allowed us to increase trust and engagement of a neighbor while also enjoying an addition to our house. I expect you will hear from her very soon as she has discussed a desire to fix her chimney as well.”
“Thanks again!  We’ll look forward to getting this appointment set.”– J. Havis. 

“I recommend them…”–C. Kamin

Massey was the best bid, but not the lowest bid.  I did check with a number of other service providers and some did offer to do the work for less, but also offered less.  Some offered to repair the existing chimney cap, while others offered to replace the cap.”

Massey was slightly higher than some offering to replace the cap, however, Massey also came back a second day to seal the cap so that I could avoid having problems in the future.  Since I was planning on having my roof replaced, I needed them to do the work quickly.  As promised they worked me in without any problem.”

“The salesperson and the guys doing the were were all great.  My wife and I have some ornamental flowers, a flower trellis, and some outdoor lighting directly beneath the chimney.  Not one thing was damaged in any way.  You could hardly tell they were even there.  I would highly recommend them to anyone. “C. Kamin

“Everything Looks Great.”–P. Harrell

Hi, Michelle:  Thus guys just finished the work on the chimney.  Everything looks great.  The guys were very friendly and professional.  They also did an outstanding job of cleaning up.  My neighbors were very impressed, and I have had three people already that are interested in having some work done.  I will surely recommend your company to others.”-P. Harrell

“Can’t Say Enough…”-S. Phillips

We can’t say enough good things about the Massey Tuckpointing Company.  Massey was one of six tuckpointing companies we contacted after a disreputable tuckpointer/landscaper damaged the front of our two-story building.  Michelle, the owner, took pictures before the work started in order to document the damages we incurred.  Afterwards, her company went to work to repair and complete the tuckpointing on the front and sidewall of our building.  They worked in a professional, efficient and meticulous manner.  Michelle assured us often that we would be completely satisfied upon the completion of the work. -Stacey Phillips