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.

Sidewalk Repair

Have a spot in your sidewalk that the kiddos keep tripping over? Or maybe it’s not a tripping hazard, but let’s face it…it doesn’t look great. Addressing masonry and concrete repairs for sidewalks involves fixing cracks, flattening out uneven surfaces, and repairing any damage caused by weathering and usage. Ensuring a level and safe walking path is crucial for both aesthetics and safety.

There are lots of DIY sidewalk repair options out there, but trusting a professional to tackle the job is truly the best way to guarantee lasting and great-looking results. Why put in all that work if you can’t guarantee quality end results? Rest easier by trusting us from the start.

Concrete Repair

Concrete structures and surfaces are susceptible to various forms of wear and tear over time, which can compromise their integrity and functionality. One common issue with concrete is the development of cracks, which can be caused by freeze-thaw cycles, settling, or heavy loads.

The surface of concrete can also be affected by abrasion or chemical exposure. In these cases, resurfacing techniques to restore the original smoothness and strength of the concrete is a must. This process not only enhances the aesthetic appeal, but also ensures that the concrete remains resistant to whatever is thrown at it.

By addressing issues promptly, property owners can avoid more extensive damage – and significantly prolong the life of their driveways, foundations, and other concrete structures. Masonry professionals – like us – use specialized materials and techniques to patch these cracks, preventing any further water damage and deterioration.


Do you have paving stones that are sunken or dislodged? Pavers can add a lot to the look and value of your home, but only if they’re in good condition. Whether used in driveways, walkways, or patios, these surfaces can experience wear and tear over time, leading to all kinds of issues, as well as mess with your curb appeal.

Paver repairs involve re-leveling and re-setting to maintain that visually appealing and even surface. Masonry professionals employ specific techniques to address any concerns, ensuring a stable and functional piece of pavement.

Flagstone Repair

Flagstone is when flat stones are cut to be used for walkways, patio floors, and more. Unfortunately, these can become cracked…making a once beautiful surface pretty unsightly. Replacing damaged stones, repointing joints, and smoothing surfaces help maintain the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of flagstone pathways or patios – and those are all things we can help you with. Additionally, specialized cleaning techniques can be employed to remove stains, algae, or moss growth.

Patio & Porch (All Sizes) Repair

It’s been your dream to always have a big, well-kept porch to relax on, and you finally have it. Only…one evening, you settle in, only to notice the masonry areas of your porch or patio aren’t looking so great. Whether it’s cracks in the brickwork, settling issues, or structural concerns, no worries – we’re here to help. We’re experts in patio and porch repair services – small or large – and recognize that maintaining these areas is essential for creating a safe and inviting outdoor environment.

We’ll get the job done right and personalized to your unique needs.

Small Retaining Walls

Retaining walls serve several important purposes, both for functional reasons and aesthetic purposes. They’re good for erosion control, stabilizing a sloping landscape, creating more usable space for the homeowner, managing water runoff and drainage, improving the value of a property, and more.

We can build you a new retaining wall, as well as repair an existing one. Masonry repairs for small retaining walls typically include fixing cracks, re-stabilizing displaced stones, and ensuring proper drainage. Count on our techs every step of the way.

Give us a Call Today!

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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