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Masonry plays a significant role in all indoor and outdoor spaces at the property. It serves as the foundation or base upon which other features are installed. If done properly, it won’t deteriorate quickly. You may notice some signs of damage like cracks over time due to wear and tear.
These issues should not be ignored as they become a much more complex problem that will be costly to resolve. Chimney Restoration of Kansas City is one of the leading masonry repair services providers proudly serving regions in Olathe, KS. We can repair all types of masonry damage and recommend cost-effective solutions.
Masonry requires effective maintenance and can be costly and difficult to repair or replace. Contact our masonry repair services team at Chimney Restoration of Kansas City in Johnson County as soon as you notice a problem to ensure that your repairs are completed as soon as possible.
Bricks shaped differently than their original shape allow water to enter and damage the structure. If you notice compacted brick, our masonry contractor will need to replace it. You may require additional work to strengthen your foundation.
If your brick or stone structure is part of your home, you may notice issues that indicate weakness in the masonry. Masonry repair in Johnson County is required if you notice moisture buildup on your walls or cracks in your plaster.
Bricks and stones naturally crack over time, but deep or angular cracks can cause your structure to collapse. We will fill the cracks to ensure the structural integrity of your building.
Bulging bricks, also known as frost boil, can occur when moisture seeps behind your brick masonry and disrupts the structure. We remove the damaged bricks, repair them, and then lay new bricks on top of the structure.
There are numerous types of masonry chimney repair, but no matter what the issue is, you can rely on our experienced technicians to provide a safe and secure solution. We can repair the following types of issues in masonries in Olathe, KS:
The chimney’s crown is one of the most vulnerable areas for chimney masonry damage. The crown is constantly exposed to rain, wind, snow, temperature change, and other elements that can cause chimney damage since it is located on the top of the chimney.
This causes the crown to crack, crumble, and degrade. Depending on the severity of the chimney damage, we just need to make patch repairs or may rebuild the crown entirely.
We frequently discover cracking and crumbling bricks as well as mortar joints. These mortar damage problems are frequently caused by water damage and may necessitate tuckpointing and brick replacement. In these cases, our masons remove damaged mortar or brick and replace it with a visually and structurally matching brick.
Your firebox is constructed from mortar and can withstand high heat levels. However, mortar damage or mortar with gaps is no longer effective. We can repair your firebox with specialized refractory caulking.
Contact our professionals if the hearth floor of your chimney has a crack or is chipped. We provide heat-resistant repair services regardless of the material used in your hearth.
Our certified chimney masonry technicians at Chimney Restoration of Kansas City take pride in assisting residential and commercial clients in Olathe, KS. We offer low-cost masonry chimney repair, modern tuckpointing, and other services.
Olathe is the county seat of Johnson County, Kansas, United States. It is the fourth-most populous city in both the Kansas City metropolitan area and the state of Kansas, with a 2020 population of 141,290.
Olathe was founded by John T. Barton in the spring of 1857. He rode to the center of Johnson County, and staked two quarter sections of land as the town site. He later described his ride to friends: “…the prairie was covered with verbena and other wild flowers. I kept thinking the land was beautiful and that I should name the town Beautiful.” Purportedly, Barton asked a Shawnee interpreter how to say “Beautiful” in his native language. The interpreter responded, “Olathe.”
Olathe was incorporated in 1857, and while not the first city in Johnson County, its rapid growth led to it being named the county seat in October 1859. Rising tensions across the nation over the issue of slavery led to numerous clashes between abolitionist settlers and neighboring slave state Missouri. These clashes further escalated and become a part of the greater conflict known as Bleeding Kansas. With the admission of Kansas into the Union as a free state in 1861, violence began to dissipate. Peace continued to elude Olathe for many years to come, however. In 1861, Union officials and local military forces created a military post in the city. It housed one company of troops along with the local militia.
On September 6, 1862, William Quantrill led a surprise raid of guerrilla Confederates against the city, which resulted in a half dozen deaths and the destruction of most of the city. Quantrill captured the outpost and tried forcing the men to swear an oath to the Confederacy. The oath was deemed invalid in November 1862, since the guerrillas were not considered legitimate enemy military units. Kansas militia continued to occupy the Olathe military post through the rest of the Civil War.Learn more about Olathe.