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chimney outside seems to be crumbling

Posted by John on December 15th, 1999 06:08 AM
In reply to chimney crumbling by C Plaza on December 14th, 1999 10:11 PM [Go to top of thread]

Carbon monoxide will eat away your soft clay brick over time. Being this old and contaminated it`s to late to save it. Tear it down and use a cement brick. It will be hard to match the colour but you will be able to find something close. Don`t wast your money on quick fix ideas. There will be plenty of people willing to take it. As for the salt air there is a breathable brick sealer you can apply. Don`t use a regular concrete sealer or you will blow your mortor joints wide open when the freeze comes. Should cost under $500.00 for a basic 3-4 foot chimney. Good luck!

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