Richmond Chimney Repair Services

in Richmond, VA

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Rated by
Kasey O.
"On time, communicated what steps in the repair they were taking. Finished in just a few hours. Provided photographs of the completed repairs.
Rated by
"Cougats was recommended by our home inspector. Called office and scheduled service. In addition to chimney service discussed light masonry repairs. They were happy to do masonry" repair on chimney, but advised me to hire a masonry professional to do other work, which is retrospect was good advice. Work crew showed up at the scheduled time. Phoned me at my office to provide an estimate for the repairs and I authorized the work. Emailed me the invoice, including before and after pictures. Overall, very pleasant and professional service.
Rated by
jeffrey M.
at rock sold masonary did a superb job building a new fireplace in our family room. All of his workers were profesional and courteous, the fireplace they built" turned out to be a beautiful addition to our home. I would highly recommend
and his crew if you are a stickler for details as I am. They definately deliver what they promise.

Local Articles in Richmond


If you have a wood-burning fireplace, be sure to have it cleaned and inspected regularly to reduce the risk of fire. But be careful who you hire because chimney-repair scams are common.

Photo by John Griffin
John Pilger of the highly rated Chief Chimney Services in Smithtown, N.Y., says shady chimney companies target homeowners in his area.

How to avoid chimney repair scams

These scams lure homeowners via phone solicitations, door-to-door sales pitches or ads offering too-good-to-be-true prices.

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Chimney sweep and fireplace inspection, cleaning
Chimney Sweep, Chimney Repair

Regular chimney inspection and cleaning helps prevent fires from creosote buildup and saves money on repairs. Here’s a look at what’s involved and the costs.

A chimney inspection covers every part of the structure, interior and exterior. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member David G. of Portland, Oregon)
Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep

Chimneys, fireplaces and vents need to be inspected at least once per year. Even an unused chimney needs to be checked for possible animal nests or damage.

The exposed portion of your chimney receives more weather abuse than any other masonry on a building, says Bard. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jane L. of Philadelphia)
Chimney Repair

By paying yearly attention to your chimney crown to catch issues early, you can save yourself costly chimney repairs and extend the life of your chimney.

Angie's Answers


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 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


Chimney Repair reviews in Richmond


Very professional analysis and diagnosis of chimney issues. Work was done swiftly and with zero mess left over, which is a neat trick when working with a fire place. Installed a new flue and shored up chimney.
Would definitely use them again. They are not cheap, but you certainly get what you pay for with this company.

Provider came to do chimney sweep and inspection. During inspection we were given a quote of around $600 for two chimney caps and re-surfacing the crowns. The appt. for mid-December came and went and nobody showed up. No one called to explain. For the past three months I have been trying to get ahold of the owner to get a refund back. He has told me that he will but nothing has come. This check was deposited almost four months ago! Still no refund. Do not use this company.
- Adam H.

It has been 2 months since we prepaid for the service and NOBODY came to fix our chimney. DO NOT deal with this company! They take your money and disappear. Several phone calls and messages left-no result. I will file with BBB and let you know the outcome.
- Marina C.

Never completed city permit certifications. Permit expired and never inspected. Chimneys are now unusable

Smoke blows back into the room when fireplaces used.

Many no shows when supposed to come to fix the problem. He finally showed up and inserted two bricks

that he said were causing the problem but the problem persisted. He then stated he did not know what the problem was.

Finally called a competent state fire inspector who noted multiple code violations and unsafe chimneys.

Totally defective craftsmanship. Many code violations. He was not properly licensed for the amount of work contracted.

He falsely claimed to be licensed and insured. He was licensed only for work up to $7000. His license was expired when checked by the fire inspector

- Sheryl B.

I had an appt to re-surface two chimney crowns and install new chimney caps scheduled for mid-December and when the day and time came, no one showed up. My husband and I called multiple times, and for weeks we never got a response. Someone returned a call for the first time in mid-January stating they thought the job was already done (despite our many calls/emails informing them otherwise). We asked for a refund of our $300.00 check which was mailed to them in December and they promised to send it, however we have not received anything yet.
- Adam H.

I ordered the deal on 23 August but was out of town until late September at which time i called and made an appointment for an estimate for 3 Oct - late morning or early afternoon - as i go the gym every morning. When I got home at @ 1030 am there was a message on my answering machine from @ 9:30 am that
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was here and no one was home. I called to reschedule and was told that
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would come back by later in the day. He never showed up and no one ever called. On 28 Oct, I called to make another appointment and was told someone would call back on 29th. No one called. On the 31st I called and scheduled an appointment for 7 Nov at 1015. At 8:15
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called and said he was on his way.
My first request was the repair of a concrete "cap" of aproximately 2' for a brick wall in my yard and if any money was left (silly me!) replace a few disintegrating bricks in the wall. The estimate was $900 to repair the cap and an additional $1350 for the brick replacement.. That was a bit more than I wanted to pay at the time so I requested an estimate for a small step from the
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to my yard - I had 2 steps there already but the first one entering the yard was 12" high and difficult to maneuver. The step would be 4" high by 12" deep and 36" wide. He said he would get with their paver on Tuesday (the 12th) and send an e-mail with the estimate.
On the 12th, I received the estimate: $425 - minus the $200 for the voucher - I would owe $225.
I got two other estimates which each were $175 - so I had one of them do the work.
- gayle F.

I purchased a property and the inspection uncovered some serious problems with the flues and fireplaces. After discussing the problems and solutions with two separate chimney services, I decided to keep looking since I wasn't comfortable with the solutions offered or the prices quoted. I got a recommendation on Cougots and called them. The inspector arrived promptly for the appointment and wasted no time in evaluating the situation and gave a reasonable price for the work; but more importantly gave remedies to problems the others said were not fixable without major chimney reconstruction. After engaging them to do the work, the technicians arrived on the date and time as agreed to, they were friendly and efficient. I was impressed with Cougats from start to finish and would recommend them without hesitation.
- Claude H.

All Chimney Repair Services in Richmond, VA

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6606 Davis Rd

Abby Construction Co Inc

1319 Lafayette Blvd Ste 100

Adiches Concrete & Construction LLC

P.O. 1720 Midlothian VA

Advanced Fireplace Technicians

603 East Franklin St


PO Box 151

All Seasons Chimney & Masonry LLC

2520 Juniper Ln

Allstar Chimney Sweep

75 E Grace Street

Allstate Chimney Service

11234 Creek Wood Trail

AMC Foundation Repair

5552 Raby Rd

Arm-Strong Landscaping Ltd

1534 Salem Church Rd

AW Masonry And Restoration

101 Wren Rd

Baker Roofing Co

517 Mercury St

Bedrock Foundation Systems Inc

128 Dorset Ave.
Virginia Beach

Bubbas Handyman Service

3803 Chamberlayne Avenue

Castle Chimney Sweeps & Home Repair

10517 Genito Ln

Central Virginia Chimney Chap

1706 Powhatan Rd

Chimney Saver Solutions

6503-B Dickens Place

Christian Construction Services

2501 Jewett Drive


11622 Busy Street




6507 Old Warwick Rd.

Custom Fireplace & Chimney Service Inc

849 Greybranch Ct



Dixon inc

P.O.Box 634

ELS Construction VA LLC

121 Wyck St

Erik Cook Landscapes

1740 Log Cabin Rd



Exterior Alternatives Inc

5601 Gilling Rd
North Chesterfield

Franklin's Home Repair Services

PO Box 1152
Colonial Heights

George Foster Services

8309 Landsdowne Rd.

Guardian Chimney Cleaning

6701 Janway Road

handyman for hire

1606 magnolia st.

Hanover Chimney Sweeps

6235 Pine Slash Rd

Hoover Roofing LLC

10020 51st Ave

Hygrade LLC

4020 Quinton Rd

James Pierce & Sons Home Improvements

7006 Tammy Ln

Jason The Mason

1507 Edenburry Dr

JES Foundation Repair

569 Central Dr
Virginia Beach


Midlothian, Richmond

Leo Lantz Construction Inc

11662 Greenwood Rd.
Glen Allen

London Sweeps Chimney Sweeps

5214 Fairlake Lane
Glen Allen



Masonry Contractors

6412 Binns Ave

Mastin's Roofing

9611 Sutters Rd

Miller Tyme Roofing and Construction, LLC.

5509 Pony Farm Drive

Nathan's Roof Repairs Inc

301 Concourse Blvd
Glen Allen

NCF Home Improvements Inc

327 Oakcliff Ave
North Chesterfield

Neat Sweep

5513 Hull St


5701 Cogbill Road

One Son Contracting LLC

7000 Courthouse Rd
Providence Forge

Professional Home Services

2403 Capehart Rd

Project: Homes

88 Carnation St


2910 Libby Terrace

Rhodes construction

8905 lawndale st rich, va 23237

river city sweeps and services

8701 Walton Farms Court

Rock Solid Masonry LLC

6716 Linbrook Dr

S & N Chimney Services

2961 Midland Rd



Stable Foundations LLC

12439 Maple St

Standard Roofing Company Inc

PO Box 121

Steve Spratt Improvements

1329 Alum Spring Road

Stevens Roofing Corp

818 W 39th St

TCC Innovations

381 Edgar Rd

The Honey Doers, LLC

17563 Tyler Station Rd.
Beaver Dam

The Whole 9 Yards, LLC

19714 Piedmont Ave
Colonial Heights

Top of the LIne Masonry, LLC

9291 Laurel Grove Road

Traditional Masonry Inc

PO Box 805

Tri-City Restoration

PO BOX 751

Triangle Sealants Corporation

PO Box 6128

Victorian Fireplace Shop

1022 N Boulevard

Victorian Fireplace Shop

1022 N Boulevard

Virginia Wildlife Management and Control, LLC

4837 Rollingway Rd

Wells & Daughters Con.

19501 englishwellsway

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