Chimney and fireplace services

Professional brick and stone masonry is a craft that is perfected over time under the guidance of an experienced mason. It is this type of guided craftsmanship you can expect from a general contractor like East Central Masonry.
Services that we offer:
-Chimney and fireplace repairs, and remodels
-Chimney crown replacement and repair
-Chimney and fireplace cleaning, and sweeping
-Chimney cap installation, and replacement
-Chimney liner installation
-Chimney camera inspections


Chimney and fireplace repairs and remodels

  • Brick repair
  • Block repair
  • Stone repair
  • Tuckpointing
  • Firebrick repair
  • Fireplace remodels
  • Chimney remodels

-Chimney crown replacement and chimney crown repair

Every crown we install comes with the following:

  • Concrete reinforced with either rebar or galvanized welded wire (Figure 1.)
  • 2.5″ overhang around all sides unless another size is needed (Figure 2.)
  • Drip formed in the underside of the concrete 1/2″-3/4″ from the outside edge (Figure 2.)
  • Bond break/internal flashing with weeps(Figure 1 and Figure 3.)
  • Expansion/foam wrap around all flues, stove pipes, exhaust vents, and liners (Figure 1 and Figure 3.)
  • Expansion cut down below surface of concrete and sealant applied (Figure 4 and Figure 5.)

Figure 1.

Figure 2.

Figure 3. Internal flashing system with weeps, expansion around flues

Figure 3.

Chimney Repair or Installation

Figure 4.

Figure 4. Crisp, and clean finished product

Figure 5.

-Chimney and fireplace cleaning, sweeping

Every chimney cleaning includes a Level 1 chimney inspection with a camera inspection, roof inspection (if possible/applicable,) and an attic inspection (if possible/applicable.)

  • Chimney sweeping
  • Chimney cleaning
  • Fireplace cleaning
  • Cleaning of wood stoves
  • Cleaning of firebox
  • Cleaning of fireplace
  • Cleaning of smoke chamber

-Chimney cap installation

Installation or replacement of stainless steel chimney caps.

  • Stainless steel chimney caps
  • Custom made chimney caps

-Chimney liner installation

-Chimney camera inspections

We use a SnapScan Pro Motorized Pan & Tilt Video Inspection System to assess and potential dangers, hazards, or damages that would require repairs prior to sweeping or burning.

  • Chimney inspection
  • Fireplace inspection
  • Smoke chamber inspection

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Service areas:
Aitkin, Andover, Anoka, Apple Valley, Askov, Barnum, Bayport, Bethel, Blaine, Bloomington, Braham, Burnsville, Cambridge, Center City, Chisago City, Coon Rapids, Eagan, East Bethel, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Finlayson, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Harris, Hinckley, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, Isanti, Isle, Lake Elmo, Lakeville, Lindstrom, Lino Lakes, Linwood, Maple Grove, Maplewood, McGrath, Mendota Heights, Milaca, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Moose Lake, Mora, Moundsview, Newport, North Oaks, Nowthen, Oakdale, Ogilvie, Onamia, Pine City, Plymouth, Princeton, Ramsey, Richfield, Rock Creek, Roseville, Rush City, Saint Francis, Sandstone, Scandia, Shoreview, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Stacy, Stillwater, Sturgeon Lake, Taylors Falls, Wayzata, White Bear Lake, Willow River, Woodbury, Wyoming, Zimmerman

Balsam Lake, Dresser, Frederic, Grantsburg, Hudson, Luck, New Richmond, Osceola, Siren, Somerset, St. Croix Falls, Turtle Lake, Webster