If you are thinking about building a new home or adding a traditional masonry fireplace to your current home, Blue Ridge Chimney Services can help. They have years of experience with designing and constructing new fireplaces in the Shenandoah Valley. Our team includes trained and skilled masonry chimney technicians. If you already have a traditional masonry fireplace and have noticed cracked bricks and crumbling mortar joints in the firebox, we also provide masonry firebox repair services. We would like to tell you more about our professional fireplace repair, rebuilding, renovation, and new construction services.
Blue Ridge Chimney Services uses durable firebricks to ensure your safety.
A damaged firebox can be a very dangerous fire hazard. You can trust us to restore the safety and soundness of your masonry firebox. We only use masonry materials, such as firebricks and refractory mortar, that have been proven to withstand the extremely high temperatures produced inside the firebox because we understand the importance of building with the best materials. We know that our customers appreciate knowing how durable their new or repaired firebox is. Firebricks are also very economical energy-savers, according to Foundry Mag, because of the insulation this type of masonry provides.
Blue Ridge Chimney Services will work with you to design your fireplace exactly how you would like it to look.
You may think that the only design option you have with a masonry fireplace is the traditional running bond pattern, but we have several design options from which you can choose. The stacked bond pattern, a variation of the standard running bond, features continuous horizontal and vertical lines. If you prefer a herringbone pattern, we can do that as well as a variation of that pattern. The split herringbone looks more artisanally crafted because it uses a shorter width of bricks on the sides and back walls. While the floor of the firebox uses bricks with the required width of two and a half inches, the bricks for the walls are only one and a fourth inch wide. We also can do a basket weave pattern if your decor is country rustic.
Considering a new fireplace? Contact us at Blue Ridge Chimney Services to schedule a consultation with our masonry staff. We are happy to show you examples of all of our firebrick pattern options to help you make the design decisions.