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"It went great, the workers were there everyday for 2 weeks, always picked up after themselves, left my property in great shape. Everyone involved went above and" beyond....I had the old chimney repaired over 20 years ago and the person who repaired it threw the old bricks into crevices which had to be removed by crew, this was additional work and disposal they were not planning on but took care of it all without complaint or additional charge. did a great job of selecting a new brick to blend well with the brick on the front of my house as an exact match was impossible, he even salvaged some of the old brick for me to keep in the event that I'll need repair done to the front trim of my house in the future.

-cheryl B.

"My chimney was leaking water all the way into my basement due to old cracked brick and the lack of a cap on top. When did the estimate for" me while I was at work I miscommunicated which stack was to be repaired. So when he arrived the morning he was going to preform the work I communicated that is was a different chimney and he made a on the spot adjustment for me. The price changed but that was completely called for since the plan changed. He squeezed me in at the end of the working season (middle .) on a day that we had no snow but was misting rain. Everything looks good and I have no more leaking as of now.

-Devin Z.

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The cost will be determined by the type and length and the connection made to the gas furnace. Type of liner is based on the acidic moisture output and the appliance afue rating. Highly efficient appliances will need a stainless alloy liner like AL29-4c which can cost retail $65/ft plus components for connection (another $150) plus labor $70/hr and taxes for 6 inch round. ($58/ft for 5" rd)

Less efficient systems (below 83% afue rating) can utilize aluminum vent pipe that comes as a kit for about $325, plus labor $70/hr. Basic installations can take 3-4 hours.

B-vent connections are commonly used with gas venting infront of connection to the vent or liner.

Most masonry chimneys cannot take the excessive moisture produced from todays high efficient gas systems and are often vented with pvc, by-passing the masonry chimney and exiting outside the foundation. If that is not possible then inserting either a AL49-c stainless or aluminum liner down the terra-cotta flue of the chimney designated for the furnace in order to make a connection at the appliance in the basement or crawl space.

Every system has its own challenges and set backs so average costs can change with install complexity and length of vent.

For further info contact me at Davelamm@classicchimney.com or call 919-782-2879


Most all professional chimney sweeps now utilize the National Fire Protection  211 Standard for chimneys, fireplaces , Vents and solid fuel-burning appliances for chimney inspections, which determines when and whether he has to access the roof.

There are 3 levels of inspection  The most commonly performed are Level 1 and level 2  are listed:

Level 1            Done as Annual Inspection

                      Routine cleaning of the flue

                      Direct replacement of a similar appliance

Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service under the same conditions with the continued use of the same appliance.

IN A Level 1 inspection, your chimney service tech should examine the *READILY ACCESSIBLE portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. HE will be looking for basic Soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installations and connections. HE will also Verify that  the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.

* Readily accessible Means that no special equipment is required to gain such access, ie.Ladder


LEVEL 2            Upon sale or transfer of a property

                       After an operating malfunction or an external event is likely to have caused damage to the chimney

                        Addition or removal of one or more connected appliances, or the replacement of an appliance withone of a different type, a different input rting or a different efficiency.

                        Prior to relining or replacement of the flue lining


Level 2 insp. are required when any changes are made to the system. Changes can include a change of Fuel Type, changes in shape or material in the flue,Replacement or addition of an appliance of a disimilar type, input rating or efficiency. Building fires, chimney fire or other seismic events as well as weather events or obvious construction defects would be indicators that a level 2 is warranted.


Level 2 includes everything in a level 1 PLUS the *Accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior including attic, crawl spaces and basements. it addresses proper clearances from combustible in accessible locations.There are no speciality tools required to open or access doors, panels, or coverings during a level 2 insp.  The level 2  insp should also include the visual inspection by video scanning equipment or by other means in order to examine the internaql surfaces and joints of all the flue liners inside the chimney structure. No removal or demolition or any permrnantely attached portions of the chimney or building structure or finish shall be required in a level 2 insp.

*ACCESSIBLE means if you can get to it with special equipment do it but you dont have to take apart anything for said access. Use of ladders and cameras just no demolition.




***THE REAL ANSWER to this question lies with the accessibility of the top of the chimney and roof type.  Most professional sweeps want to examine up close the top of the chimney for cracked masonry crowns , which is very common, Flashing issues, top view down flue, and for prefab chimneys to insp the condition of the Chase cover and cap.

Note that the use of a special tool (ladder) to gain access to the chimney is under a level 2 inspection, which can be additional costs since it is a much more thorough inspection.

It is possible to sweep and do a level 1 insp. without accessing the roof. 


Also most professional sweeps have equipment that allows us to sweep the chimney with a rotary system that is operated from inside at the fireplace opening and achieve a much better cleaning than pushing brushes down from the top and without getting on the roof. We also video scan the flue from the hearth so the homeowner can be a part of that inspection or "chimney-oscopy". They see the live action of the top of the chimney and conditions that exist inside their system so when they get their report they know they are not some stock pics that could be used to sell repairs but the actual pics of the conditions they viewed in their system. And we do not have to access the roof.

If the chimney access requires multiple ladders or is a "brush with death", there could be extra cost, and the sweep would make an onsite decision regarding the ability to safely reach the top of the chimney or have to use a lesser option of binoculars or rely on experience to determine whats going on up top based on visible symptoms,  if access is too dangerous or not possible.


So don't discount a sweeps knowledge or ability on whether he gets on the roof or not. Check him out on referral sites , company web site, credentials, training and experience. Get referals and check on liability insurance and you should be able to find a sweep that can meet your need. If you are in North Carolina check us out at ClassicChimney.com. For the last 25 years we have been sweeping and inspecting chimneys, certified formerly by the CSIA for 15 years and current member of the NC Guild. give us a call  9197822879

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Chimney Repair reviews in Grand Rapids


at was awesome,. He took care of our chimney issues quickly before the spring rains and at 1/3 lower cost than the other guys quoted. The repair was very nicely done, so much that you don't notice a difference between the touched and untouched areas. If I hadn't seen the mortar pulled out, I ...More would never have known it was repaired. The concrete cap looks nice, very professional and sturdy. The other guy said our damper was broken and needed to be replaced. noted it was installed backwards, and didn't need to be replaced.

- Julie L.

was professional, he answered my phone call and returned texts promptly. He let me know when he would be here and was on time. While B & B charged me $90 just to provide a quote, did not charge for the inspection. B & B wanted nearly $800 to fix but ...More told me it didn't need the work done, not even a cleaning. I'm so pleased with his honesty and have used the fireplace many times already without trouble. Highly recommend.
- Carrie R.

They are very expensive and must think they are the only chimney people in town. They charged us to inspect our chimney so they can give us an outrageous Quote on repairs. We paid for the inspection and sent them on their way. WAY TOO expensive. There repair estimate was over 3 times the price of another highly rated Angie List company.
- Martha B.

did a great job. He is very knowledgeable and professional when it comes to chimney and chimney repair. I have and would again recommend him to friends. It took a day or two for him to call me back after my initial call but no problems getting a hold of him after that. You will save a LOT of money with ...More vs. that other popular company you see commercials for who quoted over 3 times as much for the same job.
- Martha B.

I called and the women who answered the phone told me they would send someone out to look at it to give me an estimate on the cost to repair it and leave a copy of the estimate. After almost a month I received a letter from the company yesterday regarding my request. The letter informed me that they were "implementing a ...More new system for chimney evaluation/inspections". The cost to come "look" at chimney to determine the cost of fixing the mortar would be $179. I guess the woman who answered the phone was unaware of this "new system". What is even is that at the time of my call, the firm had "free estimate" language all over their website (which has now been removed).
- Faith N.

first came over to inspect my chimney. My wife and I just bought a house in Heritage Hill and weren't sure of condition. He said everything looked to be in good shape, but that we should install some sort of damper. He let me know the associated costs of the two different options, and then gave me ...More his recommendation (the cheaper option!).
Once we approved his work, he immediately let me know when he'd be available to install. He came to perform the installation the same day the flue top damper came in to his supplier.
As first time homeowners, he also gave us some great advice on how to care for our fireplace/chimney, and when to perform maintenance (chimney sweeping). is highly recommended!
- Adam M.

The guys showed up on time and went right to work. Explained to me in detail what exactly they were going to do for that day.
They worked for 6 straight hours and performed 90% of the necessary work to repair the top (20%) portion of . The remaining chimney inside and out was also inspected closely. 80% percent of ...More did not need any repair. They also recommended highly to purchase a product known as soloxane to be put on over the brick and mortar to place a seal over those two critical components. This will make a very good weather seal that should last at least 25yrs.
Everything was cleaned up after the job was finished and I was pleasantly pleased that took old brick and mortar materials to a company that recycles these products.
comes with my highest recommendation for anyone who needs quality work done at a great price!
- Greg C.

Everything went very well...Came out to look at what needed to be done, explained everything fully and he and a couple of workers did the job in two days..first day it was kind of rainy..very pleased with the job and recommended him to a neighbor. Would recommend him to all....
- Patricia B.

Chimney Repair Services in Grand Rapids

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A-1 Heat & Air Conditioning

3148 Plainfield NE #102
Grand Rapids

Above Roofing Inc

1728 Dewent St

Acadia Chimney and Stone

400 Hoyt St SE
Grand Rapids


Grand Haven

Avalon Building Concepts

5017 Division Ave South
Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids

Beckett Home Improvement

1348 Front Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Bender Maintenance and Home Improvement

2525 East Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids

Bloomquist Chimney

PO Box 142

Bob's Ext Contract Inc.

8817 N 39 Th St

Boonstra Masonry & Repair

3550 Perry Ave SW

Built Solid Renovations LLC

123 Main
Sterling Heights

Chimney Cricket

6032 Harrison SE


Grand Rapids

Classic Chimney LLC

11407 36th St. SE

Craft Chimney Sweeps

11692 Youngman rd

Distinctive Brick & Stone, Inc

1985 Aberdeen NE
Grand Rapids

Ellis Brick and Block

1558 Fairview St

Gallagher Design Inc.

851 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Air Duct & Chimney Cleaning

4335 Abrigador Trail NE
Comstock Park


4096 White St SW

Hawk Construction

15 Oak Openings

Home Maintenance Service

5555 Greenboro Dr SE
Grand Rapids

J & S Siding Inc

PO Box 547
Byron Center

Jacobsen Remodeling Inc

401 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids



Karasiewicz Construction, Inc.

9280 Wolven Ave NE

kileys costruction

2579 truman ave


3822 Murray View Dr NE

North Kent Contractors

16673 Tyrone Ave
Kent City

Potts Masonry

76 Veterans Drive

Rasmussen Exteriors

2914 3 Mile Rd
Grand Rapids

Reliable Vendors

1438 Rathbone S.W.
Grand Rapids

Set Apart Construction

9844 Byron Center Ave SW
Byron Center

Sikma Construction Services LLC

2300 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids

Snyder's Roofing

8864 Fieldview Dr

Somerset Painting & Professional Improvements

647 S Spinningwheel Ln
Bloomfield Hills

The Chimney Specialist LLC

407 Milwaukee Ave NW # 1
Grand Rapids



W.M.G.B. Inc

2131 Martindale Ave SW

Wright Services llc

2555 Glencairin nw
Grand Rapids

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