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On Day two, the top two rows were stair stepped out, a stainless steel chase cover installed, a stainless steel rain/animal cap installed, and a number of cracked/damaged bricks throughout the chimney below the roof line were removed and new bricks installed. A polymer modified mortar was placed on the shoulder at a 45 degree angle - but this material caused a problem. Then holes in the upper front of the firebox were parged with Chamber Tech and a crack in the floor of the firebox was sealed with hight temp mortar caulk.
The crew cleaned up everything, cleaned mortar from the new chimney, washed off the acid cleaner, washed brick/mortar dust from the house and driveway and put away all of their tools.
The next morning (Sunday) I noticed that the polymer modified mortar on the shoulder did not perform as described. It cracked, pulled away from the bricks and did not keep the 45 degree angle shape. I left a phone message with
I was presented an itemized invoice when I paid for the work. I was also asked if everything was satisfactory. Waterproofing will be done in about 4-6 wks (weather permitting) There will be another inspection of the work to make sure everything bonds.
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