Archives for April 2014

What is Pointing?

Pointing is when you grind out about 1/4″ to a 1/2″ of the mortar in between the brick and fill it back in with new mortar.
 
Pointing is important because the lifespan of mortar is about 25 years, whereas the lifespan of brick can exceed 100 years depending on the outside elements. [Read more…]

Finally…It’s Spring!

With Spring finally arriving to New England, it is a great time to do a spring sweeping of your chimney flue(s).
It has been a long, cold, snowy winter this year and you may have used your fireplace or woodstove more frequently than previous years. You know what that means….more creosote buildup!
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Management Companies

Boston’s Best Chimney has been performing maintenance and repairs for many different management companies in the city and suburbs for years. [Read more…]