Re-Resurfacing Block Chimney > Quotes


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Old 07-29-06, 06:04 AM
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Re-Resurfacing Block Chimney > Quotes

I have a 25' high 30yr old Block Chimney that has been resurfaced at least twice in its history. The last time was about 6yrs ago by homeowner and has ~ 1/4" skin on it that is cracking and chipping off in significant chunks revealing increasing spots of moist blocks with some decay underneath. I have had 2 quotes (one for 9,500 to "full repair, lathe, and resurface with cultured stone" and one for 1,400 to "strip, fill and repaint with Latex" I like the cheaper quote but I dont want to be in the same situation in 3 yrs. I'd appreciate experienced recommendations - and if the cheaper option is truly viable, isn't that simple enough to do myself?
 
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Old 07-29-06, 01:35 PM
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I was in the same situation a couple years ago.Let me tell you that a painted chimney will look horrible...your best bet will be to repair the blocks with mortar and crepis the whole thing on top of a wire mesh.
 
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Old 07-30-06, 01:08 PM
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thanks for the warning! what do you mean by 'crepis'?
 
 

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