Not long after the TPO roof was installed, we saw the ceiling drywall joint in 2nd floor kitchen was still discoloring from water damage. There was still a leak even after spending $10K on new roof! I went up to the roof and couldn't find anywhere the water could get in from the roof. I then looked at the adjacent brick wall and rear chimney, and found many holes where water could get in from the side (blowing rain). So, i figured having this brick fixed might be the next remedy.
My friend Steve and his family own a few 2-flats near Loyola. He was also in the middle of multiple rehabs and just happened to be working with a brick mason as part of his re-roof.
|Steve's front parapet wall back being rebuilt|
|Steve's front parapet wall rebuild completed|
|Steve's face brick being rebuilt by Stan's employees|
|Our middle chimney before rebuild|
|close up of slowly falling chimney before rebuild|
|center chimney after rebuild|
nice and straight again!
|my horrible attempt at tuck pointing|
after city violations in 2002, before rebuild
|rear double chimney with large holes in brick|
and mortar before rebuild
|same chimney after rebuild|
and tuck pointing
|rear double chimney after rebuild|
topped with cast concrete, rubber, clay flue, and rain/animal cap
|center chimney before rebuild|
|double chimney during rebuild, steel flue for hot water|
heat exhaust still intact
|double chimney during rebuild|
|Stan's truck - lots of scaffolding|
|Stan's crew put down tarp and plywood to protect roof|
|center chimney during rebuild|
Stan's crew did a great job rebuilding the chimneys, spot tuck pointing the entire south wall, and lots of other additional work that was not even in the contract for a fair price. I can highly recommend his company based on the work he has done at my friend's house and our house.
I will also be hiring him to repoint and partially rebuild the face brick of our house.
Here's Stan's business information:
Stanislaw Guzik Construction Inc.
Licensed Mason - Chicago and Suburbs