2 March 2023
Chimney assessments are a critical part of a fireplace maintenance plan. If cracks in masonry materials are detected, a chimney repair process should be sought promptly. Cracks can lead to water damage, or become a fire hazard. A Chimney Assessment A chimney assessment should be conducted during the late fall or the beginning of the winter. During an assessment, a mason will inspect the structural materials that comprise the chimney and crown.