How Much Does Repointing a Chimney Cost?

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Re-pointing a chimney, often referred to as tuckpointing, is when the external parts of the mortar joints of a chimney are renewed. Over time, usually about 20 years or so, decay and the weather will cause a void in the joints of masonry units that allows an ingress of water, which can lead to the weakening of the chimney.  The term “pointing” refers to the finished cement/mortar that lies between the brick and the chimney, and if you’re spotting loose, crumbling mortar around your chimney, then it’s probably time to have this job done.

The price for re-pointing of a chimney depends on the rate the company charges, the amount of damage that needs to be fixed, the size of the chimney, how the chimney can be accessed and geographical location.  If the chimney was much higher than average, then it can affect the costs.

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Average Reported Cost: $2250

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  1. Kevin L (Lake stevens,  Washington) paid $4500 and said:

    The average costs of repointing is 12.00 to 25.
    00 a square foot depending on the hardness of the mortar and time it takes to set up the scaffold.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. ed (Gary,  Indiana) paid $ and said:

    410.00 and they didn’t finish the job. they was charging me 82 dollar a pound for the mortor.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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