Traditions Chimney Sweeps Can Handle Any Masonry Repair In The Greater Montgomery County, MD Area

Homeowners want their houses to look as presentable as possible from all angles. One of the easiest ways to improve the aesthetic of your home is masonry restoration and repair services. As bricks (and the mortar joints between them) crack, flake, and deteriorate, they must be repaired immediately.

Tuckpointing and Masonry Repair - Man's hand tuckpointing bricks.

Not only does this type of damage take away from the beauty of your home, it is also a significant safety hazard. If you have noticed any masonry issues around your home, we can help you out!

As licensed Maryland Home Improvement Contractors, Traditions Chimney Sweeps can handle any masonry repairs or restoration services you need. We will follow all industry standards and guidelines while conducting our business with honesty, integrity, and care.

Some of our most common masonry services include the following:


Tuckpointing, often referred interchangeably as repointing, is a way to restore your masonry chimney’s mortar joints without rebuilding the entire system. It involves removing old mortar from damaged masonry joints and replacing it with newer mortar. If you’re worried about this drastically impacting the look of your masonry, don’t be. We ensure the newer mortar is as similar in color and strength to the old mortar as possible. We want to restore the look, safety, and strength of your masonry at the same time, so we keep all of these things in mind when completing a masonry repair.  

Tuckpointing is precise work and must be performed by professionals, such as the trustworthy members of our staff. Masonry materials today are much different from those used in the past, and vary geographically. Modern materials may not mesh well with older ones, but with Traditions Chimney Sweeps, you can be confident the results will be beautiful and strong. Our technicians will examine your chimney and determine which types of materials to use to ensure it meshes perfectly.


Spalling occurs after excessive exposure to water and the natural elements. When temperatures shift, water that’s been absorbed by the masonry materials of your chimney undergoes the freeze/thaw process. The water freezes, then melts and expands, which can cause the brick’s surface to peel, pop, flake, or “spall.”

Spalling significantly decreases the beauty of the masonry and presents an opportunity for more water to enter the masonry and cause even more damage. However, our technicians will catch any damage during an inspection and go through the necessary repairs.

Crown Repairs

The masonry crown at the top of your chimney can be cracked and damaged by moisture and age as well, which could contribute to a leaky chimney and a host of chimney and fireplace damages. Leave leaky crowns to us — we specialize in crown repair and rebuilds. Learn more here.

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Here at Traditions Chimney Sweeps, we provide the highest level of services to the Montgomery County area by utilizing the latest technology and equipment and the most effective techniques and processes.

Additionally, we ensure our staff is continually educated and trained. Each technician is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and is a member of other esteemed organizations, such as the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), Mid-Atlantic Chimney Association, and International Association of Firefighters. You can trust us to complete all necessary masonry repairs and to do the job right. We treat every client like family, so don’t wait any longer to give us a call at 240-801-5626 — you can also schedule an appointment online!


We take our chimney and fireplace repairs seriously because we know they increase your safety at home. So don’t be surprised when we talk to you about chimney relining.

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PO Box 83236 Gaithersburg
MD 20883-3236

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