Don’t wait until it’s too late.

The consequences of deterioration can range from minor to dire and really depends on how quickly you address the problem. A cracked chimney crown can be repaired quite easily, for example, but crumbling brick up and down the stack poses a serious health and safety hazard. Like any home maintenance issue, the longer you wait to address a problem, the more expensive a repair will likely be. If you’re unsure about what condition your chimney or fireplace is in, contact us for a consultation.
 

 

Roof Inspection

By inspecting the rooftop portion of your chimney stack, we can learn:

  1. What issues is your chimney experiencing: spalling, cracking, leaking, deterioration, flaws, and more importantly, why?
  2. If it meets BC Building code height requirements and if it will require bracing.
  3. The condition and integrity of the cap, mortar, brick/stone, flashings and exposed flues.
  4. Using a CCTV camera, we can inspect the flue liners to investigate their condition below the roofline.

 

Chimney Repair

Many times it’s possible to repair a section of the chimney or add a component like a rain cap or liner to stabilize a chimney problem. We offer chimney tuck-pointing or repointing repairs to joints between bricks and stones that have deteriorated. Our tuckpointers are highly skilled at matching the surface and colour of the old brickwork. We also provide chimney core-cutting, firebox repair, hearth finishing, and waterproofing.

 

Chimney Restoration

If your chimney has structural issues or has been deemed unsafe, we offer complete restoration services from the ground up. We even offer a special We’ll match the original style of your home’s brickwork, or if you desire, give you a completely new look.

 

New Chimney Build

If you’re building a new home or doing a major renovation, we offer a full range of chimney design and construction services, including design drawings, that takes you from the concept stage through completion, taking the pressure off you.ent.

 

Attic, Basement and Crawl Space Inspections

By looking in the attic we can often determine if your chimney is leaking. On older homes, the wood framing was installed directly against the brickwork and there is often evidence of water absorption, rot and mold.

Chimneys usually deteriorate in two locations. The very top where they are exposed to the elements and the bottom where all the water settles. Have you ever thought to yourself, “why does my chimney have open flues and where does all the water go?”.

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Lanne

“I couldn’t be happier with hiring Flintstones to finish out the basement in my 1912 Fairfield home. The finished space is absolutely stunning! Everyone was such a pleasure to work with and the entire process flowed smoothly and as promised. They truly are the best!!! I’m already looking forward to having them help me with my next project!”

Laura

“Words sufficiently fail me to adequately convey the quality, attention, and professionalism of all the employees of Flintstones Masonry and their hands-on owner Mike De Palma. We had a decrepit, small, poorly-utilized patio which has high exposure by the front door and wanted one that was low maintenance, semi-private and practical. Flintstones wisely convinced us to have a garden architect design the patio area for us. . . and it resulted in a great, collaborative outcome. Not only did the Flintstones help us with creating spectacular, first-rate concrete and stonework portions of the job, but they were involved in helping us obtain and coordinate the carpentry, electrical, irrigation, and gardening aspects as well. What a team! They get great grades!”

Richard

“We were faced with some unexpected issues just after moving into our new home. Lucky for us we made the smart decision to contact Flintstones. Their timely communication, sensitivity to our situation and well thought out plan made the decision to engage them an easy one. The team provided immediate comfort that only the work necessary would be done, that it would be completed to the highest standard and priced fair for the incredible value. We were constantly kept abreast of the project plan, brought into the decision-making process and were extremely pleased with the final product.”

Matt & Becki

“I am at a loss of words as to describe how truly amazing every member of the Flintstones team has been with our chimney repair. From our first emergency call with a leak into our basement and living room to cleaning our entire front yard as part of completing the job every step has been ideal. True craftsmen and conscientious members of our community feels like a huge understatement. Mike and every member of his crew are always upbeat, hard working and friendly. A strong focus on both job site safety and quality of work for the “boots on the ground” masons was both refreshing and admirable in a day and age where unfortunately these important considerations are glazed over in favour of profits by too many contractors.”

Elizabeth

“I must applaud the service we received from Flintstones. Their professional attitude and work ethic was exceptional. They had great design ideas and their attention to detail is second to none. They were careful to protect our property and gardens and they took the time to do a thorough cleanup afterwards. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Flintstones Masonry.”

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