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"He was excellent! He was extremely honest about the duct work and chimneys. Referred me to a duct work company to perform further service.

-susan G.

"He was punctual, technically gifted and extremely neat. He was cordial and engaging but put the task at hand as the first priority. Everything has worked perfectly" and we are enjoying the new fireplace with the remote. Couldn't have asked for a better, and more price effective experience.

-carla B.

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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 Austin


Honest, courteous and competent.
I had a leak on my roof at the chimney. The first roofing company inspected the leak and gave me a bid for several thousand dollars. Then I contacted and they came out, fixed the leak and did not even charge me.
I will definitely use this company again in the future.
- Charles M.

Our chimney really didn't need cleaning as we don't use the fireplace. However, in an attempt to locate the source of a progressive odor in our house and having already had the air ducts cleaned, I wanted to have the chimney checked for water leaks or other possible problems. The provider was immediately available and arrived within an hour ...More of my call. He was friendly and pleasant, but couldn't find any explanation for our odor problem and admitted that there was very little in the chimney to clean out. I didn't have high expectations of solving the odor problem, but I did expect that everything would be left clean. So, I was unhappy to find a circular soot on the carpet in front of my hearth where he apparently let the vac hose end fall.
- Janelle M.

Perfect! Great bid, professional owner who checked on job and his staff often. Professional, experienced staff who were punctual, polite, implemented all aspects of the project and cleaned up every day. My neighbors were also delighted with the crew who were very cognizant of the debris that may have flown into their yard. They made sure everything ...More was cleaned up. The owner took the time to take pictures of my roof to show me current state and what his plan was. He also took the time to explain to me what he was going to do and when the materials arrived showed me what those materials were and how they were being used. I appreciated the educational aspect of this project! This company has taken care of 3 roofs in my neighborhood and we all have been very pleased.

- Rose Marie M.

I have use previously and is responsive, fully explains what he feels is required, gives a reasonable price for the work and has very good workmen. The work took 3 days and clean up was done at the end of each day. The foreman was responsive to questions and comments. and his ...More workers definitely give their best and will use again in the future.
- Karen L.

It went well. The serviceman came when he said he would and was able to figure out the jigsaw puzzle of cast iron fireplace pieces and fit them into the correct fireplaces.--Each fireplace was different. It wasn't as easy as it may sound. He also installed the new metal back to the cast iron insert since the original fire brick was missing. ...More I was happy with the work. I was charged the minimal service fee. Again, these are nonfunctional fireplaces and are for looks only.
- Laura M.

They were on-time, quick and efficient. Price seemed a little high for such a "quick and easy" fix on the chimney flue but time is money and they were in and out.

It turns out isn't just about concrete! After a great experience with the foundation and floor for our new addition, we turned to and his team once again for help completing our project. This time we needed some help caulking the new exterior siding with a 15 ft gable eave, a second story 13 ft gable ...More eave and all new siding on the chimney. I was going to do it myself but it turned out to be just too big a job and I'm not great with heights. But for and his team, it was no problem! They were able to come out the next day and knock it out in a few hours. It looks great and at an unbeatable price! 's team were punctual, polite and professional. And they left nothing behind but a well sealed house! Thanks guys for helping get our project back on track!
- Garry T.

Update 1/2/14 - After reading the review by the owner and being threatened by the manager, I have decided to change my review from a B rating, to an F rating. This is largely due, to the way the owner has conducted himself with me professionally. I was unhappy with the contractor because they never finished ...More the job and posted that in a previous review. Since then, , the owner, has been making disparaging remarks on the internet and sending me numerous threatening emails (many of which I consider threatening) since I posted the initial review. The owner of the company has also posting ridiculous, unwarranted, and unsubstantiated comments attacking my character to other websites all over the internet. Fellow consumers, unless you want to potentially deal with a situation like this, I recommend to consumers that they stay as far away from this business as possible.

I have to say, what crap of a response that was by the company owner. I don't expect perfection from a contractor, but I don't know of any client I have ever worked for where you could do part of the job and expect to be paid in full. If the owner of is reading this, understand that your company's internal issues are not your customer's problems. It's not my fault your secretary failed to schedule your employees and/or order the proper materials. No one from contacted me for weeks, and I was forced to bring in someone else because you never finished the job. That's the problem with contractors. They want to be paid, but they don't want to finish the job and/or take shortcuts. How dare you suggest that part of the job was a "throw in" in addition to the other work. You wrote it up on the work order and were charging me for it. That doesn't make any sense.

Your contractors were out at my house 3 times, trying to figure out what to do. Even after 6-7 weeks, they never ordered the materials needed and came unprepared to the job each time they showed up. I've wasted a great deal of time with your company without getting the job being completed. So please, don't sit there and suggest that I was the problem here - you people know what I've told here is the truth. Stop implying that your shortfalls are the customers problem simply because you don't want to take responsibility for what happened. I was a military combat officer for over 20 years. If I let a soldier die on the battlefield because I didn't prepare for the task at hand, what would I say to the parents - "I'm sorry that I let your son die needlessly because I was didn't have my priorities in order and chose to be ignore the situation?" Take control of your priorities and you won't have any of these problems.

Fellow consumers, I suggest you stay far away from this company. If anyone has any questions regarding this review, please feel free to contact me.



The company replaced the chimney flashing without a hitch, it was good work and they completed the job to a high degree of quality and without hesitation.
The repair on the side of the house did not happen. The company explained that they had a problem getting the materials. 6-7 weeks went by the repair and the company never ordered the materials needed to finish the job. I received a call from the manager, as well as the owner, and they did apologize for the delay. They both explained that there were some internal issues with an employee who messed up the scheduling, wasn't productive, etc. At that point, I informed them I had hired another contractor to finish the job and we agreed to reduce the cost of the entire job to about $250.00.
Although this happened, I don't believe this is a bad company, it was just an unfortunate situation. But based on what happened, I do support the ratings I've given the company and think it's an honest review. All in all, I would probably use them again if I needed it.
- John T.

Chimney Repair Services in Austin

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4:11 Service Co

PO Box 1054
Round Rock

512 Roofs

7421 Burnet Rd

Aardvark Home & Yard

4301 W Wm Cannon Dr Ste B150297

Absolute Chimney Experts

5419 Montview St.

Ace Roofing Company

9705 Burnet Rd

Acosta's tree service

1412 Rutland dr
Austin Tx

Advanced Remodeling

9104 FM 812

AllConstruct, Inc

P.O. BOX 722


10421 Old Manchaca Road

Architectural Tile & Stone

9315 Neils Thompson


909 East Koenig lane

Atlas Chimney, Inc.

11126 Jollyville Road Ste C

ATX Handyman

744 West William Cannon Dr

ATX Remodeling Pros

11411 Research Blvd



Austin House Calls

11754 Jollyville Rd


Cedar Park

Austin Scenic Restoration

2028 Kaiser Drive

Best Austin Handyman & Remodeling

1108 kramer lane

Blaker Restorations & Remodeling INC

3630 Cheyenne
Round Rock

Capitol Chimney Service

411 Windsor Ln
New Braunfels

Capitol Renovations

4500 Williams Dr

Castle Roofing

1707 N. Mays
Round Rock

CertaPro Painters of Austin

8711 Burnet Rd

Chimney & Wildlife Specialists

5706 E Mockingbird Ln

Design Space Color

12113 Metric blvd

Diehr Masonry

10215 Rocking Horse Rd

DreamScape Design

8760-A Research Blvd

Epic Maintanence and Repair

12202 mosley lane

Evco Remodeling

5555 North lamar k117

Ferguson Remodeling & Construction LLC

651 N Us Highway 183



Gideon Cofty Construction

3307 Zinfandel Ln



Handyman Connection- Austin

223 W. Anderson Ln.

Handyman for Hire

2207 Frontier Trail
Round Rock

Handyman Team

11900 Hamrich Court

Heart of Texas Chimney Service

6808 Lost Valley


11325 Chatam Berry Ln

Infinite Exteriors Construction Company LLC

7301 RR 620 North Suite 155-162

Integrity Contractors & Developers LLC

15201 East Freeway

J Wisdom 3

2228 Petrified Forest Dr.

J&T Stucco and General Contractors

4131 Spicewood Springs

J-Conn Roofing & Repair Service Inc

7302 Elm Forest Rd

J. B. Concrete Services

9500 W. Parmer Ln.


9400 W Parmer Ln

Jim The Happy Handyman

14400 Sawyer Ranch Rd
Dripping Springs

JP Construction

4018 Shavano Dr

KENV, Inc. Ken Vaughn, General Contractor

10912 Preston Trails Dr

Kirby Painting

12403 Mellow Meadow Dr

L Nelson Remodeling

6800-132 Westgate Blvd

Legends Roofing

9536 Tarleton St

Lonestar Air Duct & Chimney

PO Box 2091

Masada Roofing Inc

1208 Oak Shadows Cir

Mason Man

13422 Anderson Mill Rd
Cedar Park

Maverick Construction

17906 Linkview Dr.
Dripping Springs

Millco Contracting

1416 Lisa Rae
Round Rock

Morales Handyman Service

5613 Spring Meadow Rd

Mr. Handyman of NW Austin

700 Hidden Glen Cove
Round Rock

Mr. Handyman of South Austin & Lakeway

2901 Ranch Rd 620 N

Nature's Own Pest Control

8711 Burnet Rd.


P.O BOX 200061

Noah's Ark Carpentry & Siding Inc

303 Hickok St.
Round Rock


PO BOX 151842

Pacific Renovations & Home Repairs

10508 Plains Trail

Pro Star Construction

1115 Pine Portage Loop

Prodigy Roofing

4500 Steiner Ranch Blvd

Ranch Carpentry LLC

PO Box 4202

REL Rodriguez Brothers

105 Oak Arbor Trail


19141 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio


12445 Alameda Trace Cir Apt 816

Silverlining Chimney Sweep

Round Rock

Southern Strong Roofing

6500 River Place Blvd., Austin, TX 78730......&...

SpawGlass Contractors

1111 Smith Rd



Storey Construction, LLC

6633 E Hwy 290

Storm Guard Restoration of Austin

12885 Research Blvd

TD Services

Interstate 35

Texas Stone Masons

90 York Creek Rd

Tinsley Roofing & Remodeling

420 Auburn Park

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps LLC

12407 US Hwy 290 E

Trusted Restore

12407 N MOPAC

Vanwhy Construction

3407 McCall Ln

VJ Remodeling

7006 Crosswood dr.

WF Remodeling

603 Caballero Rd

Wilson Roofing

217-A South Commons Ford Road

Woods Construction

20 Skyline Drive

Zebra Custom Paint and Remodel

1710 Prairie Hen Cove

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