Experienced Knowledgeable Masons
Are you looking for an experience knowledgeable masonry company which can diagnose chimney defects, suggest the best options and then make the restoration repairs to appropriate building code standards at a reasonable price?
WE CAN HELP!
FACTS: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON CHIMNEY REPAIRS
Madison is on the latitude in the Midwest of the highest U.S. freeze / thaw cycles in the winter. Water entering into small cracks will freeze and quickly destroy roof top masonry in a few years.
This procedure is only used to repair minor defects. If bricks are not solidly mortared together, rebuilding is necessary - not tuckpointing. Tuckpointing must be performed using proper procedures-especially in warm / hot weather.
✔ HIDDEN DANGERS:
The flue system must be air and water tight. Even small defects can allow dangerous combustible creosote or carbon monoxide to leak out-allowing poisonous gases to escape into your home . Proper inspection (flue camera) and resulting professional repairs are critical.
✔ HIRE A “BRICK MASON” OR A ROOFER SUBCONTRACTOR?:
Brick masons are great at laying bricks, but they are NOT “Chimney Masons” who know chimney physics and who know proper chimney construction techniques. Don’t hire the “wrong” mason!
✔ SELLING YOUR HOUSE?
Proper masonry & flue repairs are critical to pass Home Inspector inspections. Don’t take a chance, hire an expert!
WHY PICK HANSEN & SONS MASONS?
Experienced masons are few and hard to find. We have the best! Don’t experiment with Companies that train inexperienced employees on your chimney project.
Safe scaffolding per OSHA standards, tarps to protect roof, shingles and lawn, masonry knowledge of proper restoration techniques, and knowledge of Building Codes are critical and important at Hansen & Sons.
✔ VISUAL EXCELLENCE:
Brick and mortar matching for your restoration project is critical and Hansen & Sons excels at it. If a good brick match is not available, brick staining is an option here, but no where else.
Hansen & Sons exclusively uses a patented waterproofing material that has a 10 year warranty. IT is the BEST!
✔ NO SUBCONTRACTORS:
We only use experienced full time employees. Many “Fireplace Companies” only do masonry chimney repairs occasionally and hence use subcontractors. We don’t!
✔ LONG WARRANTIES:
If properly done, masonry repairs should last more than 20 years. Be sure to ask about our 20 year warranties (all materials and labor).
✔ WE DO IT ALL:
From all types masonry repairs to damper repair, new top metal chase covers, to new chimney concrete caps and flashings. We do it all!
✔ ALL YEAR:
By using acceptable cold weather masonry practices, our masons work all year round.