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March 31, 2009 at 5:05 am #590305
Anyone had a good experience with a person or company that fixed the mortar between the bricks on their chimney, columns, or house? Our mortar is pretty much dust when touching it and don’t want any of the structures to fall down but also want it done so it looks natural. Any thoughts? Thanks guys!!!March 31, 2009 at 3:26 pm #662693
jwwsParticipantApril 1, 2009 at 1:43 am #662694
Thanks jwws…but I gotta ask, is this a friend/family member or someone you used and really would recommend? I’ve been burned in the pastApril 1, 2009 at 2:40 am #662695
I will pm you with a company that worked with Andersen windows to break through our brick to insert a new window. Excellent job, but I have to search for the name.April 1, 2009 at 4:51 am #662696
Wow, thanks angelescrest! Did they then patch up your brick mortar after doing so?April 1, 2009 at 5:16 am #662697
They cut out the brick, put in a window, and yes, patched it up seamlessly. I can’t find the name of the company, as it was handled by Alden (manager?) and Matt Gonzalez (owner) at Renewal by Andersen, 206 624-5400. You’re welcome to take a peek. They did this for installing our sliders as well.April 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm #662698
TJW has done work on my house – tucked and pointed the old chimney years ago and it’s still standing!April 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm #662699
Just had my chimney repointed by Andrew Kirk – Brick by Brick Masonry. Did a good job and seems very honest and upfront about what needed to be done. 206-779-1079; free estimates.April 3, 2009 at 4:07 am #662700
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. Looks like someone tried to fix ours on their own and it’s terrible looking. Looks are somewhat important but making sure the chimney doesn’t fall down is more important! I’ll try to remember let you guys know who I end up going with and giving them a review. Thanks again all for the information!April 3, 2009 at 4:16 am #662701
I have to say that we also posted recently looking for help with something around our home and honestly I am tired of seeing people post things about themselves and their husbands. I am assuming that you, like me, want to hear about true experiences others have had with a company. Of course a wife has nothing but great things to say about their husband. But come on guys. Go advertise somewhere else or actually pay to adverise on the blog. Stop trolling through the forums and posting yourself as a great person to fix this or that.April 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm #662702
Mark French at Abe’s Chimney Service. We have used him twice. Been doing it for a long time, and did a great job. Way cheaper than a few others we interviewed. Here’s the info when I just Googled it.
8100 8th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 763-8154April 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm #662703
Ditto what Mater said. To those that “advertise” in the forums…at least disclose your association with the company (per Rules). It’s really more obvious than you might think, and it’s really a turn-off to potential customers when you’re just spamming the forum. Thanks!May 12, 2009 at 7:11 pm #662704
So, not to rehash but what does tuck pointing an old chimney go for approximately? It’s a one story house so that should give you a size comparison for a chimney. Just curious as to know what kind of quite I should expect. Thanks!May 13, 2009 at 12:41 am #662705
Have used Abe’s twice over many years and found their work to be excellent and reliable. See Alkinet’s post #11 for contact info.May 14, 2009 at 2:18 am #662706
Thanks cathyw but how were the prices…what are the ranges that you’ve seen? Thanks!May 14, 2009 at 4:28 am #662707
It was a while back so I don’t remember what we spent. Just remember that the price/cost seemed really reasonable and that it wasn’t an issue at all. Now that I think about it, the guy (Mark?) left the bill in the mailbox because he did the job when we weren’t home. My husband thought I had paid and that the bill was a receipt. So he, my husband, didn’t pay. I finally got a phone call a few weeks later wondering about payment for the work. We finally figured out what had happened. A simple mix up. He was really nice about it. I would use them again in a minute.
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