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Bone Dry Masonry Case Studies: Stone Chimney Rebuild in Fishers, IN

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Toya Hutchison

Challenge

HOA contacted Bone Dry Masonry due to some water findings it way inside of the home. Bone Dry Masonry visited and provided a thorough inspection of the chimney.  Looking at the stone chimney, there were cracks at 90% of the joints above the roofline that were filled with caulk or another material to bandaid the repair.  At the roofline, the decking was visibly sunk in and spongy next to the chimney.  The flashing has exposed holes and it appears that the area above the roofline was pulling away from the structure of the house. There was also evidence inside the house in the firebox and on the upper wall where the roofline meets the wall that it had been leaking for some time.

Solution

Bone Dry Masonry recommended rebuilding the stone chimney from roofline up.  We would remove old cap, storm collar & chimney cap, along with the stone chimney down to roofline.  After removing the stone, inspect the wood (plywood & framing).  Ensure that chase wood structure is wrapped with Tyvec.  Install stone & mortar back to original height.  Install a new stainless steel chimney cap (chase lid) w/ drip edge rain cap & storm collar.  Install flashing, step flashing, ice & water shield, and shingles to follow. All in a day's work for the professionals at Bone Dry!

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We serve the following areas

  • Alexandria
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Our Locations:

Bone Dry Masonry
5420 96th St
Zionsville, IN 46077
1-317-215-7150
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