Arlington TX Residents Trust Brick Chimney Repair To Black Velvet Chimney’s Expert Team

We all want our home to be the best-looking house on the street, but when the masonry of the chimney cracks, bricks flake, vegetation grows, and water damage leads to discoloration and efflorescence, your brick chimney can end up making your house stand out for all the wrong reasons. But your home doesn’t have to be an eyesore for long – Black Velvet Chimney is here to help.

For more than 30 years, we’ve been repairing brick chimneys all over DFW. We’ve used the aesthetic effects of brick masonry to bring properties back to life throughout the Metro area. As a trusted brick masonry contractor, we’ve built a reputation for skill, precision, and technique, so when you work with us, you can be confident the results will truly enhance your property. Reach out to us to book an appointment by filling out this online form.

What Causes Brick Chimney Damage?

Brick is one of the strongest and most durable materials used in construction, but it can deteriorate due to a variety of reasons that include:

  • Water has damaged the chimney. Water is a leading cause of chimney damage. Brick absorbs moisture which can lead to erosion, cracks, leaks, and structural instability. You can take steps to safeguard your chimney from water intrusion by installing protective components like a cap, crown, and flashing. You should also ask your chimney technician about our waterproofing services.
  • Too much creosote. Creosote is a byproduct of wood burning so it’s normal to have some level of buildup if you have a wood- burning fireplace. But creosote is highly flammable and in excessive amounts, it can ignite easily and lead to chimney fire. These fires can cause damage to the interior of the chimney, including the bricks and mortar.
  • Poor construction and/or maintenance. Chimneys that are not built properly or maintained regularly are far more susceptible to damage. Low-quality bricks or poorly mixed mortar can be more prone to cracking and spalling. Annual inspections can identify potential areas of concern and if you neglect regular checkups, you’re more likely to miss warning signs.
  • Animals have taken up residence in the chimney. Chimneys are a big attraction for local wildlife. Animals like birds or rodents tend to build nests in chimneys because they’re secluded and safe, but they can cause blockages and potentially damage  the flue liner or mortar with their gnawing and nesting materials.

Trust Our Quality Masonry Repairs To Restore Your Chimney

Whether your brick chimney needs repair or you’re interested in having a new brick chimney built, you can count on our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified team of experienced and knowledgeable chimney professionals to take care of it for you.

Our brick chimney expertise includes all of these:


The mortar that binds the brick of your masonry chimney together is vital to the strength, structural integrity – and of course – the aesthetic of your chimney. But like all things, mortar can deteriorate and mortar joints can recede and develop cracks and holes. Weakened and damaged mortar puts more pressure and strain on the brick, which can lead to even more damage. But we can fix that for you. 

Our team specializes in tuckpointing or repointing, which is the process of removing damaged mortar and packing a fresh batch in its place. We’ll perfectly match the new mortar in texture, color, and strength, and make sure the results are beautiful. Forget about messy, bulging mortar or damaged, mortar-covered brick – we guarantee clean, beautiful results.

Brick Replacement 

The freeze/thaw cycle that occurs when moisture gets inside of brick can cause the brick to flake and crack. In advanced cases, the brick facing can come off completely. But damaged brick isn’t just unattractive, it can also compromise the longevity and structural integrity of the chimney. 

If you’ve spotted deteriorating brick or discolored brick (due to water damage), let our team of experts carefully remove and replace the affected brick with brick that is perfectly matched in color and composition. We approach every masonry project with great care and will make sure your chimney remains protected and strong during our brick replacement work. The result: a beautiful, stronger chimney.

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Chimney Rebuilds 

Are you thinking of adding a chimney to your home? Has your existing chimney seen better days? Black Velvet Chimney’s team can also help with chimney rebuilds. Whatever look, style, or brick pattern you’re after, you can count on our experts to nail it. And with Black Velvet on the job, you don’t have to worry about being left with an unsafe or inefficient chimney – we know chimneys inside and out and guarantee you’ll be pleased with the results.

When You Need Masonry Chimney Repairs, Call Us

Ready for top-notch brick chimney repairs? Work with Black Velvet Chimney to see why we’re Dallas/Fort Worth’s #1 choice for brick masonry work. Contact us now to set up an appointment!


Our crews have years of experience with wood chase repairs and rebuilds. Call on us for this skilled chimney repair service.