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Chimney Inspections

A Flintstones chimney inspection includes a detailed inspection report with photos of your chimney taken during the site inspection. The report addresses each existing component individually, detailing our findings to provide you with a summary of the current condition of your chimney. If there are any deficiencies, we’re here to provide you with a professional and lasting solution. Do it once, do it right!

Rooftop Inspection

By inspecting the rooftop portion of your chimney stack we can learn:

1. What types of issues your chimney is experiencing: spalling, cracking, leaking, deterioration, flaws, and more importantly, why.

2. If it meets BC Building code height requirements and if it will require bracing.

3. The condition and integrity of the cap, mortar, brick/stone, flashings and exposed flues.

4. Using a camera system, we scope the flue liners to investigate their condition below the roofline.

Attic Inspection

Inspecting the attic portion of your chimney stack is important, especially to uncover whether moisture intrusion, rot, mold, deterioration or structural issues below the roofline are present. Anything that is discovered during the attic inspection can not only help paint a better picture of the overall condition of your chimney, but also save you the headache and costs associated with discovering it later.

Fire Box Inspection

The firebox is an integral part of the chimney. During our inspection we will look at the condition of the damper, the firebrick and mortar. If you have a connected wood stove or an inserted gas unit this may not be possible, in which case we visually inspect as much of the fireplace as we can.

Basement Inspection

It is equally important to inspect the base of the chimney whether that is inside the basement, or an exterior wall. Chimneys typically deteriorate in two places, the rooftop portion – which is exposed to the elements – and the base of the chimney stack where all the moisture settles.
Please note: There are instances, due to inaccessibility, where we are unable to inspect your chimney or attic.

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late!

The consequences of deterioration can range from minor to dire and really depends on how quickly you address the problem. A cracked chimney crown can be repaired quite easily, for example, but crumbling brick up and down the stack poses a serious health and safety hazard. Like any home maintenance issue, the longer you wait to address a problem, the more expensive a repair will likely be. If you’re unsure about what shape your chimney or fireplace is in, contact us for a consultation. Notice some of the warning signs of a chimney in need of repair, below.

Our Approach to Chimneys

Flintstones Masonry | Safety Harness Chimney
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    Spalling

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    Efflorescence (water saturation)

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    Deteriorating Mortar (loose pointing)

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    Odor

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    Broken Flue Tiles

Maintenance Services

We are pleased to offer maintenance services for our chimney clients. Let’s keep your chimney safe and looking great! Call us today to learn more.

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Your Inspector: Clayton Hamilton

While working for Flintstones, Clayton uncovered his love of chimneys and fireplaces which prompted him to pursue his chimney certification. He is now one of our leading chimney and fireplace inspectors. Clayton loves what he does and his willingness to help is apparent from the moment you speak with him. Rather than quick fixes, Clay specializes in long-term solutions for his clients which is part of our mission here at Flintstones! Born and raised in Victoria, Clay’s knowledge of the neighbourhoods and districts around him is an asset to chimney inspecting. He is extremely detail oriented and conducts very thorough inspections. If you want to be sure of the state your chimney is in, Clayton is the guy to call.

Your Inspector: Cory Brune

Cory is a certified chimney inspector, a remediation specialist, senior project consultant and one of the most personable people you will ever meet. He is responsible for managing many of our chimney, concrete, outdoor living space, and drainage projects. His wealth of information and dedication to doing the job right is why we are so proud to have him lead. Whether it’s damage from water, fire, mold or asbestos, a missing brick or a new landscape, Cory is the guy to talk to.